Common Conditions That Qualify for SSD Benefits
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Oct 18, 2016 in Social Security Disability
If you are suffering from a disabling condition you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits that provide assistance to you and your loved ones.
In order to determine if you are eligible to receive benefits, you must fill out an online application with the Social Security Administration (SSA). This application helps the SSA determine if you meet its strict qualifications for benefits.
Due to the complexities of the SSD process, it takes more than simply filling out the online application to see if you qualify. It requires that your medical condition has been documented with routine visits to a physician, including following through with treatment options.
Your condition must also be one that the SSA recognizes as disabling, which prevents you from working and is not anticipated to improve within one year.
The following are the most common conditions related to SSA disability claims:
- Injuries and accidents
- Joint, muscle or back conditions like soft tissue injuries and spinal disorders
- Tumors and cancer like lymphomas and leukemia
- Digestive disorders like inflammatory bowel disease and chronic liver disease
- Respiratory and breathing disorders such as asthma, bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis
- Parasitic diseases and infections
- Behavioral and mental illness disorders like anxiety, schizophrenia, autism and substance abuse
- Poorly defined conditions like chronic fatigue and migraines
- Circulatory and cardiovascular illnesses like high blood pressure, heart disease and arrhythmias
- Hematological disorders like chronic anemia and Sickle cell disease
- Skin disorders such as dermatitis
- Immune disorders like Lupus
Common disorders can be found in the Social Security Administration’s Blue Book of Impairments. The book details chronic conditions that the SSA has determined meet its requirements for benefits.
If your condition is not included in the Blue Book, you may still be eligible for benefits. In these situations, the SSA will carefully evaluate the documents and information you submit about your condition to make sure that it meets its requirements.
If you are disabled and are considering applying for Social Security Disability benefits, contact the Phillips Law Group today. Our skilled SSD attorneys will assist you in reviewing your claim in a free consultation session.
Call the Phillips Law Group 1-800-706-3000 for a free consultation