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How long is the wait?, Disability Application
Social Security Disability list of impairments
How to Qualify for Disability, Mental Disability
Disability Lawyers FAQ, Disability Back Pay

Social Security Disability SSI List of Conditions and Impairments




Many medical conditions--physical, psychological, and psychiatric--are contained in the Social Security Administration's Blue Book listings, otherwise known as the publication, "Disability Evaluation under Social Security". When a condition is given a "listing", the listing will describe in detail the requirements for being awarded disability through the listing. However, it may surprise you to know that some of the most common conditions (Fibromyalgia, for example) do not actually have their own individual listings. At the end of this list, we provide information on how to get approved for disability if your condition is not actually addressed by the blue book, i.e. the list of impairments.



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 Criteria for Receiving Disability

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.





For the sake of clarity, SSDRC.com is not the Social Security Administration, nor is it associated or affiliated with SSA. This site is a personal, private website that is published, edited, and maintained by former caseworker and former disability claims examiner, Tim Moore, who was interviewed by the New York Times on the topic of Social Security Disability and SSI benefits in an article entitled "The Disability Mess" and also by the Los Angeles Times on the subject of political attempts to weaken the Social Security Disability system.

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