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Social Security Disability SSI List of Conditions and Impairments





There are a number of medical conditions--physical, psychological, and psychiatric--that are contained in the Social Security Administration's Blue Book listings, otherwise known as the publication, "Disability Evaluation under Social Security". However, it may surprise many to know that some of the most common conditions (Fibromyalgia, for example) do not actually have their own individual listings.

Some of the links at the end of this truncated list explain the difference between approvals made through the listings and the more common disability award known as a medical vocational allowance, in which a claimant or their disability representative / attorney, shows that a person meets the SSA definition of disability given consideration of their age, work skills, functional limitations, and level of education.



Physical and Mental Impairments



Additional information about listed and non-listed conditions:



1. Getting approved if you do not meet a listing

2. If the person filing for disability meets the listing, can the judge still deny benefits?

3. How to Prove you are disabled and Win your Disability Benefits

4. What kind of cases win disability benefits?

5. How severe must your condition be to be awarded Social Security Disability or SSI?

6. Which conditions will social security recognize as a disability?

7. The Social Security Impairments listings






Facts about Medical Conditions and Answers to Disability 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.