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Social Security Disability Definitions

Social Security Disability and SSI Overview

The Requirements for Disability

Social Security Disability and SSI Applications

Tips and Advice for Disability Claims

How long does Disability take?

Common Mistakes after Receiving a Disability Denial

Disability Denials and Filing Appeals

Social Security Mental Disability Benefits

Disability Benefits offered through Social Security

Benefits through SSI disability

Disability Benefits for Children

Disability Qualifications and How to Qualify

Social Security Disability and Working

Winning your Disability Benefits

Social Security Back Pay and the disability award notice

Disability Lawyers and Hiring an Attorney

Social Security Disability SSI List of Conditions

What is considered a Disabling condition by Social Security?

Social Security Disability SSI and Medical Evidence

Filing for Disability Benefits

Eligibility for Disability Benefits


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Social Security Disability SSI List of Conditions and Impairments






Physical and Mental Impairments












Facts about Various Medical Conditions and Answers to Questions about Filing for Disability

The following pages provide facts lists regarding various mental and physical impairments as well as resource links for social security disability and SSI questions.




  • Section A

    Including: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Asbestosis, ACL injury...



  • Section B

    Including: Basal Cell Carcinoma, Behcet's Disease, Bipolar Disorder...



  • Section C

    Including: Cardiomyopathy, Cardiovascular stenosis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Celiac Disease...



  • Section D

    Including: Deep Venous Thrombosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Developmental Delay, Diverticulitis...



  • Section E

    Including: Emphysema, Encephalopathy, Endocarditis, Endometriosis...



  • Section F

    Including: Facet Arthritis, Foot Drop, Frozen Shoulder...



  • Section G

    Including: Generalized anxiety disorder, Gastric Bypass, GERD, Glaucoma...



  • Section H

    Including: Hashimoto's Disease, Head Trauma, Heart Attack, Heart Murmur, Hernia, Hernias, Herniated Disc...



  • Section I

    Including: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Interstitial Cystitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome...



  • Section K

    Including: Kidney Disease, Kidney Failure...



  • Section L

    Including: Laminectomy, Learning Disability, Leukemia, Liver Disease, Low Back Pain...



  • Section M

    Including: Macular Degeneration, Major Depressive Disorder, Marfan Syndrome, Medullablastoma, Melanoma, Memory Loss...



  • Section N

    Including: Narcolepsy, Necrosis, Nephropathy, Nephrotic Syndrome...



  • Section O

    Including: OCD, Optic Neuritis, Osteoarthritis, Osteomyelitis...



  • Section P

    Including: Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatitis, Panic Attacks, Parkinson's Disease, Pemphigus...



  • Section R

    Including: Raynaud's Disease, Renal Failure, Repetitive Stress Injury, Restless Leg Syndrome...



  • Section S

    Including: Sarcoidosis, Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizophrenia, Sciatica, Slceroderma, Scoliosis...



  • Section T

    Including: Tachycardia, Thrombosis, Tia Transient Ischemic Attacks, Tinnitus, Total Hip Replacement...



  • Section U

    Including: Ulcerative Colitis, Ulcers, Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disorder...



  • Section V

    Including: Vasculitis, Vertigo...



  • Section W

    Including: Wilson's Disease, Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome












Overviews of Medical Conditions and a statement of the Criteria for Receiving Disability Benefits

The following pages provide helpful overviews of potentially disabling mental and physical conditions. Each overview is preceded by a general description of the evaluation criteria used by the social security administration to render decisions on SSD and SSI disability claims.