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Can I be approved for disability benefits without meeting the asthma listing criteria?

Even if you are unable to meet or equal the listing for Asthma, you may still be approved for disability benefits due to your asthma. Social Security disability is based on residual functional capability rather than specific conditions. If your asthma causes you to have significant restriction of daily activities including your ability to work, you may be approved for disability.

Social Security will evaluate the possibility of a medical vocational allowance if you are unable to meet the listing requirements. Medical vocational disability allowances consider an individual's age, education, job skills, job skill transferability, and residual functional capacity (what you are able to do in spite of your asthma) to determine if you are able to do any of the work you have performed in the past 15 years, or if you are able to do any other kind of work considering the medical vocational considerations.

If you are unable to any of your past work or any other work because of the effects of your asthma, you may be approved for disability.

Related: Can a child receive disability benefits for asthma?

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Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

Frequently asked questions about getting Denied for Disability Benefits | FAQ on Disability Claim Representation | Info about Social Security Disability Approvals and Being Approved | FAQ on Social Security Disability SSI decisions | The SSD SSI Decision Process and what gets taken into consideration | Disability hearings before Judges | Medical exams for disability claims | Applying for Disability in various states | Selecting and hiring Disability Lawyers | Applying for Disability in North Carolina | Recent articles and answers to questions about SSD and SSI

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Social Security Disability status, How to check
How to find if a Social Security disability claim has been approved or denied?
How to qualify for disability, who qualifies?
Qualify for disability, eligibility requirements, criteria
How long does a request for a disability hearing take?
How Long Will it Take To Get a Disability Decision Letter from Social Security?
How long does it take to get or be approved for SSI or Social Security disability?
Applying for disability, how to apply, where to go
When should you File for Disability benefits
How Far Back Can SSI Back Pay Be Paid?
Maximum back pay you can get for Social Security disability