Disabling Conditions

The Social Security Administration (SSA) awards Social Security Disability benefits based on the type of disabling condition the claimant is suffering from. These are conditions that affect an individuals ability to gain substantial employment. The SSA’s impairment listing manual, also known as the “Blue Book,” contains a list of these conditions. If you are suffering from one of these conditions, then you maybe eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

In addition to the disabling conditions, the SSA also has a list of 88 conditions that automatically qualify for disability benefits under the Compassionate Allowances program. The Compassionate Allowances program is intended to expedite the application process for those with severe medical conditions.

Listed below are the Disabling Conditions recognized by the SSA. Please click on name of the Disabling Condition for more information on the disease.

Malignant Neoplastic Diseases

Acute Leukemia
Benign Brain Tumors
Brain Cancer
Breast Cancer
Cancer
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
Lung Cancer and Social Security Disability
Lymphedema
Lymphoma
Mesothelioma
Myelofibrosis (Myeloproliferative Syndrome)
Prostate Cancer
Soft Tissue Injury (Burns)
Trabecular Cancer
Testicular Cancer

Multiple Body System Impairments

Caudal Regression Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Insomnia
Dermatomyositis
Dwarfism
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Fragile X Syndrome
Hereditary Telangiectasia
Mosaic/Non-mosaic Down Syndrome
Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Trisomy X Syndrome (XXX Syndrome)

Mental Disorders

Anxiety Disorder
Anorexia
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Asperger's Syndrome
Autism
Bipolar Disorder
Depression
Drug Addiction
Dysthymia
Memory Loss
Mood Disorders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Organic Mental Disorders
Panic Attacks
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Somatoform Disorders
Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophrenia

Respiratory System

Asthma
Bronchiectasis
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic Restrictive Ventilatory Disease
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Cystic Fibrosis
Emphysema
Lung Transplant
Mycobacterial, Mycotic, and Other Chronic Persistent Infections of the Lungs
Pneumoconiosis
Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Sarcoidosis
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Related Breathing Disorders
Varicose Veins

Digestive System

Bowel Incontinence
Cirrhosis
Colon Cancer
Colitis
Crohn's Disease
Diverticulitis
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhaging
Gastroparesis
GERD
Glycogen Storage Disease
Hepatitis
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Leaky Gut Syndrome
Liver Disease
Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Short Bowel Syndrome
Stomach Pain
Ulcers
Wilson's Disease

Hematological Disorders

Aplastic Anemias with Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation
Budd-Chiari Syndrome
Coagulation Defects and Hemophilia
Chronic Anemia
Chronic Granulocytophenia
Chronic Liver Disease
Chronic Thrombocytopenia
Gilbert's Syndrome
Haemochromatosis
Liver Transplants
Macroglobulinemia
Multiple Myeloma
Polycythemia Vera
Sickle Cell Disease

Genitourinary Impairments

Chronic Obstructive Uropathy
Interstitial Cystitis
Kidney Failure
Kidney Transplant
Nephrotic Syndrome

Neurological Problems

Anterior Poliomyelitis
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ( ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease)
Cerebral Palsy
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Syndrome
Chronic Migraines
Convulsive Epilepsy
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Dystonia
Hydrocephalus
Myasthenia Gravis
Narcolepsy
Motor Neuron Disease
Neuralgia
Neuropathy
Non-convulsive Epilepsy
Parkinsonian Syndrome
Polio
Pseudobulbar Affect
Seizure Disorder
Stroke (Cerebrovascular Accident)
Syringomyelia
Tourette's Syndrome
Traumatic Brain Injury

Skin Disorders

Bullous Diseases
Burns
Cellulitis
Chronic Skin Diseases
Dermatitis
Genetic Photosensitivity Disorders
Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Ichthyosis
Psoriasis

Musculoskeletal System

Amputation
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Avascular Necrosis
Back Pain
Bone Spurs
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Clubfoot
Complex Regional Pain Sydrome
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dysautonomia
Fibromuscular Dysplasia
Fibromyalgia
Fracture of an Upper Extremity
Fracture of the Femur, Tibia, Pelvis, or One or More of the Tarsal Bones
Gout
Herniated Disc
Inflammatory Arthritis
Joint Pain
Knee Replacement
Lumbar Stenosis
Lyme Disease
Major Dysfunction of a Joint
Muscular Dystrophy
Myasthenia Gravis
Neck Pain
Osteoarthritis
Paralysis
Piriformis Syndrome
Reflex Sympathetic Disorder
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Ruptured Disc
Scoliosis
Shoulder Pain
Spinal Arachnoiditis
Spinal Cord Injury
Spine Disorders
Torn ACL
Whiplash

Endocrine System

Adrenal Gland Disorders
Diabetes
Graves' Disease
Hyperparathyroidism
Hyperfunction of Adrenal Cortex
Hyperglycemia
Hypoglycemia
Obesity
Pancreas Transplant
Pancreatic Gland Disorders
Pancreatitis
Pituitary Gland Disorders
Thyroid Gland Disorders

Immune System Disorders

Epstein-Barr Virus
Guillain Barre Syndrome
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Lupus
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Polymyositis
Scleroderma
Sjorgen's Syndrome
Systemic Vasculitis
Undifferentiated and Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

Special Senses and Speech

Acoustic Neuroma
Auditory Processing Disorder
Loss of Speech
Macular Degeneration
Meniere's Disease
Otolaryngology (Hearing Loss)
Retinitis Pigmentosa
Vision Loss

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Social Security Disabling Conditions
The Social Security Administration (SSA) awards Social Security Disability benefits based on the type of disabling condition the claimant is suffering from. These are conditions that affect an individuals ability to gain substantial employment. The SSA’s impairment listing manual, also known as the “Blue Book,” contains a list of these conditions. If you are suffering from one of these conditions, then you maybe eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

In addition to the disabling conditions, the SSA also has a list of 88 conditions that automatically qualify for disability benefits under the Compassionate Allowances program. The Compassionate Allowances program is intended to expedite the application process for those with severe medical conditions.

Listed below are the Disabling Conditions recognized by the SSA. Please click on name of the Disabling Condition for more information on the disease.

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