The Most Common Disabling Medical Conditions

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The Social Security Administration handles millions of disability cases every year. The following list represents the most common conditions that qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. SSA employs a basic definition of what it means to be “disabled” under their rules, as well as a complex process to determine whether you are disabled under their rules. So, while the definition and process are the same, each type of medical condition is evaluated differently. Specifically, SSA has broken down the human body and mind into 14 Impairment Listings that define what it means to be disabled under each of those categories. These impairment categories are assessed at Step 3 of the 5-step sequential evaluation used by Social Security. The most common types of disabling conditions are listed here:

Listing 1.00 Musculoskeletal System Disorders


Back Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Spinal Stenosis
Arthritis
Spinal Disorders
Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Gout
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Scoliosis

Listing 2.00 Special Senses & Speech


Blindness or Vision Loss
Hearing Loss
Speech Impairment or Loss

Listing 3.00 Respiratory System Disorders


Cardio-Pulmonary Obstruction Disease (COPD)
Asthma
Cystic Fibrosis
Sleep Apnea

Listing 4.00 Cardiovascular System Disorders


Chronic Heart Failure
Heart Disease
Heart Transplant

Aneurysm of Aorta or Major Branches

Listing 5.00 Digestive System Disorders


Gastrointestinal Hemorrhaging
Chronic Liver Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Liver Transplantation
Hepatitis

Listing 6.00 Genitourinary Impairments


Kidney or Renal Failure
Nephrotic Syndrome

Listing 7.00 Hematological Disorders


Chronic Anemia
Sickle Cell Disease
Blood Disorders

Listing 8.00 Skin Disorders


Chronic Skin Infections
Dermatitis
Burns


Listing 9.00 Endocrine Disorders


Pituitary Gland Disorders
Thyroid Disorders
Diabetes
Hyperglycemia
Hypoglycemia

Listing 10.00 Impairments That Affect Multiple Body Systems


Mosaic Down Syndrome
Non-Mosaic Down Syndrome

Lyme Disease

Listing 11.00 Neurological Disorders


Epilepsy
Parkinson’s Disease
Cerebral Palsy
Multiple Sclerosis
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
Muscular Dystrophy
Cerebral Trauma or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Neuropathy

Listing 12.00 Mental Disorders


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Anxiety Disorder
Alcoholism or Drug Addiction
Bipolar Disorder
Panic Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Mental Retardation
Schizophrenia
Schizoaffective Disorder
Depression
Autism

Listing 13.00 Malignant Neoplastic Diseases


Cancer
Skin Cancer
Lymphoma
Leukemia
Myeloma
Breast Cancer
Lung Cancer
Testicular Cancer
Mesothelioma
Esophageal
Stomach Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Colon Cancer


Listing 14.00 Immune System Disorders


Lupus
Scleroderma
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

Inflammatory Arthritis
Sjogren’s Syndrome

Common Impairments With No Medical Listing


Fibromyalgia
Morbid Obesity
Chronic Pain

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