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
Spinal Disorders
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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)
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

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

Listing 9.00 Endocrine Disorders

Pituitary Gland Disorders
Thyroid Disorders

Listing 10.00 Impairments That Affect Multiple Body Systems

Mosaic Down Syndrome
Non-Mosaic Down Syndrome

Lyme Disease

Listing 11.00 Neurological Disorders

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)

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
Schizoaffective Disorder

Listing 13.00 Malignant Neoplastic Diseases

Skin Cancer
Breast Cancer
Lung Cancer
Testicular Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Colon Cancer

Listing 14.00 Immune System Disorders

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

Inflammatory Arthritis
Sjogren’s Syndrome

Common Impairments With No Medical Listing

Morbid Obesity
Chronic Pain

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