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Qualifying Disabilities For SSDI

When applying for Social Security Disability Insurance, there are many requirements that are needed to be met along with certain disabilities that will allow you to be eligible for this monthly compensation program. The Social Security Administration also requires that your disability restricts you from being able to work and earn a substantial income, the injury is also severe and lasts for 12 months. Along with this, as long as your disability is on the listing of impairments that qualify you, then you can be eligible for such benefits. 

The list of qualifying disability includes:

  • asthmatic illness 
  • sleep apnea 
  • emphysema 

Digestive system disorders

  • chronic liver disease
  • hepatitis
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • gastrointestinal hemorrhaging
  • liver transplantation

Skin disorders:  

  • ichthyosis 
  • hidradenitis suppurativa 

Genitor-urinary system conditions: 

  • kidney disease 
  •  transplantation 

Cardiovascular disorders:

  •  coronary artery disease 
  • Chronic heart disease
  • valvular defects  
  • arrhythmias 

Neurological conditions

  • Grand mal seizures
  • petit mal seizures 
  • TBI, CVA and ALS

Multiple body system conditions

  • down syndrome

Hematological system conditions

  • polycythemia 
  • granulocytopenia 
  • anemia 

Immune system disorders:

  • inflammatory arthritis 
  • scleroderma
  • HIV 
  • sjogren’s syndrome 
  • lupus 

Special senses/speech disorders

  • speech pathology
  • hearing deficits 
  • loss of visual acuity and efficiency
  • contraction of visual fields 

Musculoskeletal conditions

  • soft tissue injuries 
  • degenerative disc disease 
  • stenosis 
  • osteoarthritis 
  • scoliosis and fractures

Now you may be asking, “how does social security determine if you are disabled according to the SSA rules”? When you choose to apply an examiner will request your medical records. This will allow them to be able to determine if you qualify for one of the disabilities in the listing, if so then you qualify and can receive benefits. There are income restrictions that apply to determine if you are to be able to receive disability benefits. Currently you can not be making more than the SGA limit which is $1260.00 per month. That said, SSD has no interest at all with any assets that you have, only SSI does!(if they exceed $2,000) What would count for this would be excess cash, cars and real estate you own.