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What Medical Conditions Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits?

Dec. 10, 2019

When seeing if you qualify for Social Security disability benefits, there is a step-by-step process that takes you through specific questions. One of them is primarily focused on the details of your disability. To actually be considered “disabled”, one must meet certain criteria. What medical conditions qualify for Social Security disability benefits? Although the Social Security Administration provides a detailed list of all possible medical impairments, we’ve consolidated it so that it’s broken down by body system.

Musculoskeletal System

Disorders within this system usually result from some traumatic or developmental events. Here your muscles, bones and joints are affected. These usually put a halt to everyday activities or make simple tasks hard. Some of the qualifying medical conditions involving this system are as follows:

  • Fracture of any major extremity

  • Spine disorders

  • Amputation

Cardiovascular System

This refers to any disorder or condition that is affecting the functionality of your heart or the circulatory system. It does not matter if your were born with your condition or if it was acquired. Here are some conditions that qualify:

  • Heart transplant

  • Heart disease

  • Recurrent arrhythmias


This refers to disorders that affect your nervous system. Each one of the disorders or conditions listed in this section has very specific requirements. Some even require a particular IQ score. The following is a basic overview of the qualified neurological conditions:

  • Epilepsy

  • Brain tumors

  • Cerebral Palsy

Respiratory System

Conditions that affect your respiratory system are a very common reason why people apply for Social Security disability benefits. Before stating that you suffer from this type of disorder, it is required that you have medical evidence. If you are prescribed a medical treatment, that will suffice but it must be presented. The following are several of the respiratory conditions that qualify:

  • Cystic Fibrosis

  • Lung transplant

  • Chronic Pulmonary Insufficiency

  • Severe Asthma

Learn More About How To Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits

Although this is a general outline of which medical conditions are qualified as “disabled”, the actual list itself is quite extensive and specific. If your questions remain unanswered, Grech Law Firm would love to assist you. To learn more about Social Security disability benefits and its qualifications, call (586) 203-3125 today to schedule a consultation.