SSDI Eligibility

Qualifying for Social Security Disability or SSI benefits is a long and difficult road. To be eligible for disability benefits, the Social Security Administration states that the applicant must be “unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or is expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months.” Furthermore, the impairment or combination of impairments must be of such severity that the applicant is not only unable to do his or her previous work but cannot, considering his or her age, education, and work experience, engage in any other kind of substantial gainful work which exists in the national economy (Social Security Act, section 223(d)).

When you work with the experts at DAWA Disability, our advocates recognize what is needed for a successful application and can answer any questions you have along the way.

We are frequently asked about which types of medical impairments are covered under SSDI. We have compiled a list overviewing the typical impairments that are covered:

  • Musculoskeletal conditions – Including degenerative disc disease, stenosis, scoliosis, osteoarthritis of the hip, osteoarthritis of the knee, osteoarthritis of the feet, any type of fractures, and soft tissue injuries.
  • Special Senses and Speech disorders – Including Hearing deficits, speech pathology, and contraction of visual fields, and loss of visual acuity and efficiency.
  • Respiratory impairments – Including asthmatic illness, sleep neap, emphysema.
  • Cardiovascular disorders – Including coronary artery disease, chronic heart disease, valvular defects, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, super ventricular tachycardia, and arrhythmias.
  • Digestive System disorders– Including chronic liver disease, hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, gastrointestinal hemorrhaging, and liver transplantation.
  • Genitourinary System conditions – Including kidney disease and transplantation.
  • Hematological (blood) System conditions – Including polycythemia, hemophilia, anemia, and granulocytopenia.
  • Skin disorders – Including psoriasis, eczema, scleroderma, ichthyosis, and hidradenitis suppurtiva.
  • Endocrine disorders – Including hypothyroidism, diabetes, and hyperthyroidism.
  • Neurological conditions – Including grand mal seizures, petit mal seizures, TBI, aneurysms, strokes, traumatic brain injuries, CVA, and ALS.
  • Mental impairments – Including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, loss of cognition, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, somatoform disorders, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, and autism.
  • Malignant Neoplastic conditions – Including cancers affecting all body systems.
  • Immune System disorders – Including lupus, scleroderma, sjogren’s syndrome, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and HIV, and inflammatory arthritis.

With a strong track record in Social Security Disability Advocacy, DAWA Disability has a profound understanding of disability benefits eligibility and how that applies to you. Our main goal is to help our clients obtain the benefits they deserve. Call our DAWA Disability advocates today to see if we can help at 1-888-200-6929.

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