Social Security Disability Benefits Guide

Before you apply for social security disability it is highly recommended that you retain a lawyer or an attorney. They can help you file your application, walk you through the process, and keep you updated on the proceedings. Applying for disability benefits can be a complicated and cumbersome process…

(Talk about being prevented from working due to injury or illness, how we walk you through each step of the process and what qualifies as a medical condition or ailment)

Social Security Disability Benefits: The Application Process

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Step: 1 Initial Application

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Step: 2 Reconsideration

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Step: 2 Administrative Hearing

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Step 4: Appeals Council

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What Medical Conditions Qualify for SDI or Social Security Disability?

This guide will help you understand what qualifies as a disability according to the social security blue book. (Link to our definitions & a link to social security definitions)

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Adult Medical Conditions & Impairments

Cardiovascular:

  • Heart arrhythmias
  • Heart disease
  • Heart failure

Congenital Disorders:

  • Down’s Syndrome

Digestive System:

  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
  • Hepatic (liver) dysfunction
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Malnutrition
  • Short bowel syndrome

Endocrine Gland Disorders:

  • Adrenal gland disorders
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Parathyroid gland disorders
  • Pituitary gland disorders
  • Other pancreatic gland disorders
  • Thyroid gland disorders

Genitourinary Disorders:

  • Chronic glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic obstructive uropathy
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Hypertensive nephropathy
  • Hereditary nephropathies

Hematological Disorders:

  • Hemolytic anemias
  • Disorders of bone marrow failure
  • Disorders of thrombosis and hemostasis

Immune system:

  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Lupus

Mental Disorders:

  • Anxiety disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenic, Delusional (Paranoid), Schizoaffective, and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • Personality disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Musculoskeletal:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Joint pain
  • Neck pain

Neurological:

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Seizure disorders

Respiratory System:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Skin Disorders:

  • Bullous diseases
  • Burns
  • Chronic infections of the skin or mucous membranes
  • Dermatitis
  • Genetic photosensitivity disorders
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Ichthyosis

Special Senses and Speech:

  • Hearing loss
  • Ménière’s disease
  • Statutory blindness
  • Visual disorders
  • Vertigo

Child Medical Conditions & Imparements

Special Sense and Speech:

  • Loss of Visual Acuity
  • Contraction of the visual field in the better eye
  • Loss of visual efficiency
  • Hearing loss not treated with cochlear implantation
  • Hearing loss treated with cochlear implantation

Digestive System:

  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhaging
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Short bowel syndrome (SBS)
  • Growth Failure
  • Liver transplantation
  • Need for supplemental daily enteral feeding

Digestive System:

  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhaging
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Short bowel syndrome (SBS)
  • Growth Failure
  • Liver transplantation
  • Need for supplemental daily enteral feeding

Cancer (malignant neoplastic diseases):

  • Malignant solid tumors
  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Thyroid gland
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Nervous system
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Malignant melanoma

Endocrine Disorders:

  • Any type of diabetes mellitus in a child who requires daily insulin

Genitourinary Disorders:

  • Chronic kidney disease, with chronic hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis
  • Chronic kidney disease, with kidney transplant
  • Chronic kidney disease, with impairment of kidney function
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Congenital Genitourinary Disorder
  • Growth failure due to any chronic renal disease
  • Congenital Complications of chronic kidney disease

Growth Impairment:

  • Low Birth Weight
  • Failure to Thrive

Hematological Disorders:

  • Hemolytic anemias
  • Disorders of thrombosis and hemostasis
  • Disorders of bone marrow failure
  • Hematological disorders

Immune System Disorders:

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Systemic vasculitis
  • Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)
  • Polymyositis or dermatomyositis
  • Undifferentiated and mixed connective tissue disease
  • Immune deficiency disorders
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Sjögren’s syndrome

Neurological:

  • Major motor seizure disorder
  • Nonconvulsive Epilepsy
  • Brain tumors
  • Motor dysfunction
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Meningomyelocele
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Communication impairment

Mental Disorders:

  • Schizophrenic, Delusional (Paranoid), Schizoaffective, and Other Psychotic
  • Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Intellectual disability
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Somatoform, Eating, and Tic Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychoactive Substance Dependence Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Developmental and Emotional Disorders

Musculoskeletal:

  • Major dysfunction of a joint(s) (due to any cause)
  • Reconstructive surgery or surgical arthrodesis of a major weight-bearing joint
  • Disorders of the spine
  • Amputation (due to any cause)
  • Fracture of the femur, tibia, pelvis,or one or more of the tarsal bones
  • Fracture of an upper extremity
  • Soft tissue injury (e.g., burns)

Respiratory System:

  • Chronic pulmonary insufficiency
  • Asthma
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Lung Transplant
  • Growth failure due to any respiratory disorder

Skin Disorders:

  • Ichthyosis
  • Bullous disease
  • Chronic infections of the skin or mucous membranes
  • Dermatitis
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Genetic photosensitivity disorders
  • Burns

A Final Statement On Social Security Disability

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