• Christopher Le

What Diagnosis or Conditions Automatically Qualify You For Social Security Disability?

There Are Certain Diagnosis or Conditions That Automatically Approve You For Social Security Benefits


Getting injured, whether at home or at work, can be a frustrating occurrence. The Disability process can be very long and daunting, lasting for several months to a few years. Hundreds of thousands of claims are denied each year, mainly because the applicant does not meet the minimum requirements for injuries that result in compensation.


If you’re currently looking into and doing your own research on Social Security Disability, it’s best to educate yourself with as much knowledge and information as possible. One of the main tools to look into is the “Listing of Medical Impairments” that is maintained by the Social Security Administration (SSA). This list is known as the Blue Book. It details conditions that automatically designate you as ‘disabled’, and qualify you for social security benefits.


SSA’s list of impairments is broken down by bodily component, and it’s important to note that separate lists are kept for adults and children under the age of 18. However, the list is very similar, except growth impairment in children.


For adults, medical diagnosis or conditions that automatically qualify for social security disability include:


  • Musculoskeletal problems, such as back conditions and other dysfunctions of the joints and bones

  • Senses and speech issues, such as vision and hearing loss

  • Respiratory illnesses, such as asthma and cystic fibrosis

  • Cardiovascular conditions, such as chronic heart failure or coronary artery disease

  • Digestive tract problems, such as liver disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

  • Neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, and epilepsy

  • Blood disorders, such as sickle cell disease or hemophilia

  • Mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, autism, or intellectual disability

  • Immune system disorders, such as HIV/AIDS, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and kidney disease


BUT WHAT IF YOUR MEDICAL CONDITION IS NOT ON THE LIST? CAN YOU STILL BE FOUND DISABLED?

Yes you can! SSA has ruled in favor of individuals without these specific conditions n many occasions. This has set precedent for applicants with varying injuries and disabilities to still qualify for disability compensation. It must be noted that you must have medical documentation supporting your contention. You cannot make claims without medical proof of your condition or diagnosis. That includes medical records, from medical physicians. The medical evidence that helps get your case approved includes:


  • Physician examination

  • Treatment notes or reports

  • MRI

  • CAT scan

  • X-rays

  • Mental health records

  • Blood work panels


If you ever have any questions, feel free to reach out to me at 210-885-3408 or email me at Chris@ChristopherLeLaw.com . I would be glad to speak with you anytime.

© 2017 by Christopher Le

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