5 Common Disabilities for SSA Benefits

Posted by Scott Flexer on Sep 8 2016

Learn about the 5 most common disabilities for SSA Benefits

If you’ve ever applied for Social Security Disability benefits, then you know how challenging the process can be.

One of the Social Security Administration’s requirements for disability benefit eligibility is that you suffer from a medically qualifying disability as listed in their Blue Book.

The Social Security Administration’s Blue Book is a listing of medically disabling impairments.

This detailed blue book outlines each qualifiable medically disabling condition and is sectioned off in two parts, part A and part B.

Part A lists qualifiable adult impairments; while part B lists qualifiable childhood impairments.

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5 Common Disabilities

You may be aware of the numerous disabling conditions a person can suffer from and all the variations each disability may have.

It can sometimes be a tad difficult to navigate through the Social Security Administration’s jargon and complex listings. The following is a list of 5 common disabilities that are listed in the SSA’s Blue Book.

1. Neurological

The following is a list of some neurological disabilities listed in the SSA’s Blue Book and each has varying conditions that may qualify you for disability benefits.

  • Epilepsy
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Accident
  • Benign Brain Tumors
  • Parkinsonian Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spinal Cord or Nerve Root Lesions
  • Multiple Sclerosis

2. Immune System Disorders

The following is a list of some disabling immune system disorders listed in the SSA’s Blue Book and each has varying conditions that may qualify you for disability benefits.

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Polymyositis and dermatomyositis

3. Cardiovascular System

The following is a list of some cardiovascular system disabilities listed in the SSA’s Blue Book and each have varying conditions that may qualify you for disability benefits.

  • Chronic Heart Failure
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Recurrent Arrhythmias
  • Symptomatic Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart Transplant
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency

4. Cancer, malignant neoplastic diseases

The following is a list of some disabling cancer conditions listed in the SSA’s Blue Book and each has varying conditions that may qualify you for disability benefits.

  • Soft Tissue Cancer of the Head and Neck
  • Skin
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Lymphoma

5. Hematological Disorders

The following is a list of some disabling hematological disorders listed in the SSA’s Blue Book and each has varying conditions that may qualify you for disability benefits.

  • Hemolytic Anemias
  • Disorders of Thrombosis and Hemostasis
  • Disorders of Bone Marrow Failure

Not Sure if Your Disability is Listed?

Suffering from a medically disabling condition can interrupt your life, so you shouldn’t tackle it alone; you should get the benefits your need.

If you are unsure whether your medically disabling condition is listed in the SSA’s Blue Book or are just having trouble navigating through its complex jargon, contact a professional and compassionate disability expert who can help you get the benefits you deserve.

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