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What Conditions Can Qualify A Person for Social Security Disability?


Social Security Disability benefits are no one’s “fix-all” if they are suffering from a physical or mental disability. However, SSD benefits may help the disabled person and his or her family battle the stresses associated with a disability and could result in getting necessary medical care under Medicare.

But who is entitled to receive Social Security Disability benefits? To be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits, a person must have an impairment, either medical, psychological, or psychiatric in nature and that impairment must be severe enough that it prevents a disabled individual from working, or, if they continue to work, prevents the person from earning substantial money. Lastly, the impairment must last at least twelve calendar months, or be projected to last that long.

Some conditions that may qualify for SSD benefits (as long as the other prongs of the test are met) include:

  • Musculoskeletal problems including fractures, poorly healed bone breaks, soft tissue injuries, spinal arachnoiditis, arthritis, osteoarthrtis, rheumatoid arthritis, hip, neck, shoulder, ankle, wrist, back, or other joint problems, disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain, RSI or repetitive stress injury.
  • Conditions for which the etiology is unclear such as fibromyalgia, chronic pain, chronic fatigue
  • Mental conditions, mental illness, and mental disorders including borderline intellectual functioning, low IQ, mental retardation, learning disability, personality disorder, schizo-affective disorder, schizophrenia, somatoform disorder, autism, asperger’s syndrome, down syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), memory loss, nerves
  • Endocrine related problems including diabetes (type I diabetes, type II diabetes), diabetic peripheral neuropathy, diabetic retinopathy, diabetes related kidney nephropathy, thyroid problems including hypothyroid disorder, hyperthyroid disorder.
  • Autoimmune disorders including MS (multiple sclerosis), autoimmune hepatitis, type I diabetes (an autoimmune condition), ankylosing spondylosis, coeliac disease, endometriosis, Addison’s disease, grave’s disease, narcolepsy, lupus, interstitial cystitis, sjogren’s syndrome, vasculitis, vitiligo, wegner’s granulomatosis, polymyositis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
  • Cardiovascular related conditions such as heart attack (heart attacks are gauged according to how they resolve three months post), arrhythmia (including tachycardia, bradycardia and murmur), ischemic coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure (termed by social security as “chronic” heart failure), cardio hypertrophy (enlargement of the heart), cardiomyopathy, heart valve disease, congenital heart defect, blocked artery, cyanosis, syncope, peripheral artery disease (a.k.a peripheral vascular disease), chest pain (angina), cardiovascular disease related to high blood pressure, chronic venous insufficiency, aortic aneurysm (possibly involving renal kidney failure)
  • Neurological conditions such as stroke, coordination, strength, and speech deficits resulting from strokes, epilepsy a.k.a. seizure disorder (including petite mal seizures and grand mal seizures), Lyme disease, TBI or traumatic brain injury, brain tumor, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease), myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral trauma (head injury), migraines, cluster headaches.
  • Digestive system impairments including Wilson’s disease, GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease), peptic ulcer, esophageal varices, ascites, ulcerative colitis, regional enteritis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, liver disease, pancreatitis, crohn’s disease.
  • Genito-urinary impairments such as kidney disease, kidney problems, dialysis, kidney transplant, nephritic syndrome, ESRD or end stage renal disease
  • Mood related disorders including bipolar disorder (previously known as manic depression and termed by the social security administration as bipolar syndrome, a subset of mood disorders) and depression in all its various forms, such as mild depression, major depression, and dysthymia.
  • Anxiety related disorders including PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), generalized anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic attacks.
  • Vision related problems such as low vision, poor peripheral vision (contraction of peripheral fields), decreased visual acuity, macular degeneration, statutory blindness, loss of visual efficiency, and diabetic retinopathy.
  • Hearing and speech impairments including hearing not restorable by a hearing aid, inner ear problems (vertigo, Meniere’s disease), and loss of speech.
  • Respiratory impairments including COPD, emphysema, asthma and asthma attacks, bronchitis, pneumothorax, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary vasculitis, cystic fibrosis, sleep apnea, cor pulmonale, pneumoconiosis, bronchiectasis, pneumonia, sarcoidosis
  • Hemic and lymphatic problems including lymphedema, chronic anemia, sickle cell disease, polycythemia, lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma, aplastic anemia
  • Skin disorders such as exfoliative dermatitis, hidradentitis supparativa, psoriasis, exema, and pemphigus
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Neoplastic disorders such as cancer of the throat, cancer of the larynx, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, liver cancer, skin cancer, cancer of the thyroid, Hodgkin’s disease, sarcoma, malignant melanoma, lung cancer, cancer of the stomach or esophagus, prostate cancer, intestinal cancer, bladder cancer, ovarian cancer, testicular and uterine cancer.

If you or a loved one is battling any of the above-listed conditions and that condition is preventing you from working, you should consult with a Social Security attorney to further understand your rights. For a free case consultation with Attorney Matthew Noyes, simply click here. Attorney Noyes’ Tampa Bay law firm–Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes–has been caring for clients since 1955. Call or email us today.

  1. Patty Lee Dipprey 20 May 2020 | reply

    I have several of these elements and I have to work because I can not afford to quit. What should I do I live in chronic pain 24/7 365.

    • That is the unfairness of the social security disability system – in most situations, you have to be out work for 12 months in order to qualify for SSD benefits. Those who cannot do that often must work in pain. It is unfair.

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  25. Nessa 20 Jun 2016 | reply

    I fell and now have two torn rotor cuff tendons in my right shoulder. MRI showed one tear is at least 3 cm wide. I cannot lift my arm to do basic necessities for myself. I can’t sleep for the pain without painkillers. Can I qualify for SSDI ?

  26. R. Slone 11 May 2016 | reply

    I have Parkinson Diease with, balance issuesVestibular dysfunction, rigidty, slowness of movement, mild tremors, Dystonia of feet and hands, Medication induced Dyskenesia, Severe Slepp Apnea,RLS, REM Sleep Disorder, Chronic Insomnia (2-4 hrs per night every night) I have . Ive had it for at least ten years progressively worsening until the symptoms I described today. I am taking meds to keep awake in the day time and 4 meds to help me sleep at night. I have degenerative disc disease, and arthritis of the spine for which I receive rhyzotomy treatments for pain, I don’t blink enough which causes dry eyes syndrome. I have PTSD, Anxiety, and depression. I have severe Dishydrotic Eczema on my hands( light treatment ).I have chronic migraines 5-7 days per week sometimes 2-3 times a day after trauma to theheadin 1998. Ihave had 13 surgeries in the past 16 yrs . I was able to return to work 3 yrs ago after multiple rotater cuff surgeries on the same shoulder back to back and it never healed correctly. I have cognitive impairments, and memory issues (not dementia). My doctors and wife want me to retire and startconcentrting on my health. Do I have hot of being approved for SSDI?

  27. Terry Woody 6 May 2016 | reply

    I had carpal and cubital tunnel surgery a degeneratd disc, bone spurs in my neck and hurt down my arm could I qualify for ssdi. Sorry surgery was on both hands

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  29. Tito 27 Apr 2016 | reply

    I have sleep apnea, ptsd, social anxiety, diabetes type 2 do I meet any of the acceptance for ssi or any thing

  30. martha 21 Apr 2016 | reply

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  32. teri nolan 17 Mar 2016 | reply

    Iam a 50 yr old CNA & have been diagnosed w/hypertension & irregular heart beat & when at work I do get short of breath & pulling feeling in my chest. Also I have back problems & iam on methadone maintaine.. I can tell my kidneys bother me..what should I do? Or where do Istart?

    • Teri —

      You should talk with your doctors about your ability to work. If they feel that you should not or could not work, then Social Security Disability may be an option. If you have enough work credits and you have medical evidence that you are unable to work, you should apply for Social Security Disability benefits. You can do that online or in a local SSD office. I wish you luck.

  33. Patricia Anderson 15 Mar 2016 | reply

    That is very interesting that mental conditions can qualify you for social security disability. I’ve always thought it was more for physical disabilities. I’m glad that I now know just who qualifies for these benefits. Thanks for informing me about who is eligible for social security disability.

  34. David Hawkins 9 Mar 2016 | reply

    I did not realize that there were so many conditions that qualified someone for disability. I personally know someone with bipolar disorder who is struggling financially. I will have to tell them about this to see if they can get some social security help in the future. Thanks for this awesome info!

  35. Lisa 7 Mar 2016 | reply

    I have IBS, Endometriosis, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Ashtma attacks and social anxiety, am sick all the time with bronchitis, minor colds and flu symptoms. I have lost numerous jobs and been fired from jobs because of calling off work too much and requesting off for doctor appointments too much. Could I qualify for disability? I have health insurance through medicaid but I do not have a regular doctor. I go to the ER the majority of the time.

  36. Matthew Noyes 2 Jul 2015 | reply

    Physically, it sounds like you may be. There are more requirements to be eligible for SSD than just physical restrictions. If you are in the Tampa Bay area, please call my office. If not, call a SSD attorney in your region. Good luck!

  37. Janice Cole 2 Jul 2015 | reply

    I have osteoarthritis a degenerative joint dease in my knees hips shoulders back and hands I have carpal tunnel in both hands sleep apnea copd asthma morbid obesity depression and anxiety chronic pain high blood pressure and boarderline diabetes do I qualify for ssi didnt work long enought for ssd.

    • nichole 12 Mar 2016 | reply

      Janice it depends on your age and work history. Im morbid obese, I have asthma. Sleep apnea, ptsd, anxiety, depression, bi polar, pre diabetes, high cholesterol, leg ulcers, leg swelling, back pain, gerd, and pcos. I applied in 2012 and was denied. I took it to see an alj and it was denied last april 2015, ,now im at an appeals level th as t may take 15 to 18 months and im 11 months in. I was denied because im only 31,and ive had sit down jobs as a telemarketer. They say I can do telemarketing jobs so they denied me.

  38. cathy 27 Jun 2015 | reply

    I have congenital scoliosis and degenerative disc disease along with thyroid issues, type 2 diabetic high bp depression and anxiety issues in severe pain daily with my back what are my chances of being approved for disability

  39. Elizabeth —
    If you have enough work credits and have a doctor determine that you cannot return to work, then you may be eligible for SSD benefits.
    If you are in the Tampa Bay area, you can call my office at 727-796-8282 for a free case evaluation.
    Attorney Matthew Noyes

  40. Elizabeth 4 Jun 2015 | reply

    i have type 2 diabetes, CAD, Bi Polar, Degenerative disc disease in my neck which causes my arms and shoulders to hurt, slight diabetic retinapathy and i am on 13 different medications. i am 48 and having all these ailments is really difficult to work. Do you think i would qualify?

  41. Angela Faramarzi 23 May 2015 | reply

    I have a 20 year old son diagnosed with Bipolar disorder at age 12.He struggled through high school despite being highly intelligent and had to drop out and get his GED. He was diagnosed at age 18 with schizoaffective disorder after he suffered a psychotic break. He had one job briefly before the psychotic break but despite treatment he still remains psychotic and his multiple delusions and auditory hallucinations prevent him from working or attending college. I am an RN but have Bipolar type 2 and suffer primarily from depressions which are usually manageable but are becoming difficult to manage due to the stress of my son’s illness and the need for almost total supervision has made it difficult for me to work full time. My son refuses to apply for disability but he needs the income at least until we find an effective medication combination that allows him to function. Is it possible for me to apply for disability for him even though he refuses and is an adult? He would likely be able to be declared incompetent and has been committed involuntarily to hospitals several times by court order. I don’t know if I should seek guardianship or what I need to do, but I need help supporting him and he needs help so that he can have a future. He is unable to provide for his needs without my support and would likely be homeless without my help. We have medical insurance now but I don’t believe I can carry him once he’s 26. I would appreciate any guidance. Thank you.

  42. amanda 13 Apr 2015 | reply

    I have ocd, vitaligo, that burns quiclky, now my Dr is telling me she thinks i have bipolar disorder, I have chronic sleepiness, where I pass out and sleep for long periods everyday and I have a son with severe autism and three other kids I can barely keep up, and also joint pain thats been going on for sometime from my arm coming out of socket when I was three. Also have anxiety and panic disorder , anxiety attacks hurt so bad I feel like I’m going to die. Wake up gasping for air most nights as well.

  43. Adriana 24 Mar 2015 | reply

    My 6 year old has Congenital hypothyrodism can she qualify for SSI?

  44. shalena 5 Jan 2015 | reply

    Where do I start? I have hypothyroidism, severe sleep apnea, Eczema, Mitra valve prolapse, severe anemia, chronic migraines, virtigo, high blood pressure, carpal tunnel, loss of feeling in hand & feet and several other things..most of these are childhood ailments that my parents never looked into to and now they are severe and have me super fatigued and in pain as long the time! Do to chronic bleeding and hemorrhaging I call out every month during my menstrual and due to all the other issues I’m sent home a lot or absent from work more than I’m there! I’m only 29 though….do I qualify?

  45. Marlene 17 Dec 2014 | reply

    My daughter was born with Congestional Hypothyroidism and has been on medication since she was 1 month old. Can she qualify for SSI ?
    Thanks in Advance

  46. Carmina —
    If you have enough work credits and have a doctor determine that you cannot return to work, then you may be eligible for SSD benefits.
    If you are in the Tampa Bay area, you can call my office at 727-796-8282 for a free case evaluation.
    Attorney Matthew Noyes

  47. carmina 2 Dec 2014 | reply

    I got into a car accident last year and broke my ankle. I am unable to walk straight, stand for long periods of time, dealing with severe pain everyday and more. Do I quality for SSD?

  48. Candace lesly 27 Nov 2014 | reply

    My 1 month old has Meckels diverticulitis and has had emergency surgery on his intestines and has been diagnosed with reflux disease and is on medicine would he qualify for ssi

  49. kelli fry 11 Nov 2014 | reply

    i have a rare syndrome called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. i’m missing my 22 chromozome. i also have ptsd, severe depression,anxiety and panic attacks. i have been denied twice. my lawyer is doing an appeal. why does the appeal process take so long? should i get a differen’t lawyer?

  50. So sorry to hear what you have been through. In order to be eligible for SSD benefits, you will need the required work credits. If you have not worked, you may not be eligible for SSD, but may be eligible for SSI benefits. I strongly urge you to go to the local Social Security office and apply for both and see what happens. I wish you the best!

  51. susan 8 Sep 2014 | reply

    hi im 27 yrs old.i have been in and out of hospitals and on and off meds since i was 8 yrs old.i was diagonisted with add and a mood disorder at 8.then at thirteen was diagonisted with BPD.i was able to maintain and work/graduate high school untill dec 2005 when my father burtily murdered my mother.bc i had no money and was only eighteen i didnt get the help i needed mentaliy. i tured to street drugs to cope. finding out i was pregnant i quit and i had my son in 2007. my fathers trial took over 4 yrs and i was a witness so i had to speek against was the hardest things ive had to do and still struggle with it.we had a good family life he just snapped…he was finally convicted of first degree murder in nov 2009. i delt with my emotions the best i could tried to hold down a job witch i did in for a few yrs.last yr i found out my fathers appeal was going alot more easily than i thought and had a break down i was hospitalized at that time i was diagnost bi poplar,PTSD,and anxity along with my past diagnost.its been almost a yr but now with the court hearing comimg up im falling apart the thought of having to go threw all that again has me sick with stress i cant function. i havent been to the docs in a wile and need as much advise as i can get
    thank you

  52. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, asthma, thorac disk disease, rhematoid arthritis, papilledema, skin disease and migraine. I want to know if I qualify.

  53. travis 18 Aug 2014 | reply

    I have 6 tumors on the brain and grand mall siezors I don’t no when its gonna happen just does im on 1500 milgrams of meds daily have head aces daily have a lot of back pain im only 24 years old also have memory loss and hot flashes would I be able to get disability

  54. Ashley 18 Aug 2014 | reply

    I have been diagnosed with Hiroshima’s Thyroidis and have developed several infections and experienced many symptoms related to this autoimmune disease over the past few years. After I had a child, I caught MRSA and had more than a handful of infections, hallucinations from medications, and now am left with the scars emotionally and physically. Then come to find out this autoimmune disease has cause fibermialga and polyarthrolga. I’m constantly sick, fitique,or just feeling incabable of everyday life activities, restrained. I also have ADHD, Anxiety, PTSD, Panic disorders. Which some were caused from resent events involving my my medical conditions and emotional/mental/physical abuse at work and in the home. I feel like I’m lacking the respect I need and deserve to carry on in dealing with my health conditions and with anything. PLEASE HELP!

  55. Robert Hood 14 Aug 2014 | reply

    if I am receiving ssi and driving a motorcycle ive had type 1 diabetes for 48 years my question is can I lose my ssi from driving a cycle I have neorapothy in my legs I also have diabetic repnothy in both eyes but I still drive my car I haven’t lost my priveledges of driving yet on my liscense

  56. Theresa Hepinstall 30 Jul 2014 | reply

    I will be 59 in August. I have not worked since November, but worked all my life. I have Multiple Sclerosis, Severe COPD, SVT, MVP, GERD and am hyper-sensitive to medications found in a Genetic Test. I applied for SSDI back in April. I’m still waiting for the results of my Adult Mental Exam to see if I am depressed. Feeling like I’ll be denied, aren’t the first two illnesses enough?? (I live in Michigan, just wondering).

  57. Daniel —
    I am sorry to hear about your daughter’s situation. Because she did not work, SSD is not the answer. However, SSI may be. It depends on the family income. Talk to the local SSA office about this. I wish you and your daughter the best!

  58. Chris —
    Make sure your attorney supplies the SSA with all the medical records PRIOR to the hearing. Also, make sure you have current treatment to document your ongoing problems. I wish you the best!

  59. korey 18 Jul 2014 | reply

    My 18 month old son has congenital hypothyroidism. Does he qualify for ssi.

  60. daniel tilley 17 Jul 2014 | reply

    My 7 yr old daughter had a stroke when she was born as a result she has seizures migraines an autism an adhd doesshe qualify for ddisability?

  61. Chris 17 Jul 2014 | reply

    I’ve been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy in both feet now moving up both legs, carpal tunnel and arthritis in both hands, heart arrhythmia, uncontrolable high blood pressure, gout for 20 years and the damage to my joints is enough where I have tophi on my elbows and knees, sleep apnea, manic depression, bipolar, schizophrenia and osteoarthritis of the knee of which my dr stated the damage in one of my knees is so severe he’s never seen anything like it before. I’m unable to stand for more than 1 to 2 hours due to the pain in my legs, knees and feet, unable to use my hands very well due to carpal tunnel and arthritis the numbness and pain is impossible to do much with. I can only sit for a few hours before my knees begin to burn and very painful to straighten them when i attempt to stand. I only get about 2 to 4 hours of sleep a night due to my sleep apnea and pain in my feet and legs due to neuropathy. All of this and I was still denied twice. Waiting on hearing. Not sure what else needs to happen to me before they believe i’m so bad off that I’m unable to work enough to support myself and my family.

  62. Jeanne–
    Physically, it sounds like you may be. There are more requirements to be eligible for SSD than just physical restrictions. If you are in the Tampa Bay area, please call my office. If not, call a SSD attorney in your region. Good luck!

  63. jeanne 10 Jul 2014 | reply

    I have COPD and CHD, and arthritis in my knees, also i am on pain killers for life due to a neck injury…i have has athsma all my life which has beveloped into COPD..would i be entitled to disability allowance?

  64. Grace 27 Jun 2014 | reply

    I am a diabetic, I have diabetic regal disease,gerd
    8, colitis. I also had reconstruction surgery on rt. Ankle and both bottom leg bones, i have 10 screws, a rod and plate. I still have slot of trouble with pain,swelling, and doc. Refuses to say im disable.should i still apply for said?

  65. javier 20 May 2014 | reply

    i have carpal tunnel on both hands, both of them with surgeries i cant even wash dishes, use a pray can, i also have two herniated disk and degenerated disk diseases im 42 i cant satnd for long time or sit, i have proof of everything should it be easy for me to qualify

  66. Diamond 23 Apr 2014 | reply

    Hi I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure I can’t stand for long periods of time can I get ssi

  67. dorne 19 Apr 2014 | reply

    Hello i have some sort of arthritis in my knees tht affects my legs i stay in constant pain i may have carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands there are some tingling and numbing in my finger tips and hands and im obese 5’7 1/2and im 360 lbs help will i.ququalify for disability

  68. If you are not able to sustain substantial gainful employment (approximately $1100/month) because of your disability, you should reapply. If you are in the Tampa Bay area, give us a call at 727-796-8282 if you would like assistance with your case.

  69. 9 Apr 2014 | reply

    I applied for SS/SSI years ago and was turned down, i was able to work a little on and off. I have 2 muscle diseases, Multiple Scrosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Extremely High blood pressure due to the pain, and vision problems. I am at the point now where I can’t do hardly anything. Making a bed just wears me out. Our househole income is too high for SSI, i’m 54.

  70. Tim mchugh 5 Apr 2014 | reply

    Here is my issue I have pain when I walk my feet hurt all the time I have heel pain for 3 years and have arthritis in my feet as we’ll. can I get SSI. For this?

  71. Staci-
    Your daughter would not qualify for SSD as she is not working, but may qualify for SSI depending on the household income. You should contact your local SSI office to apply.

  72. staci 31 Mar 2014 | reply

    My daughter is only 7 with ADHD, ptsd, anxiety, and bladder problems for over a year. She had a soft cleft palate repair still speech problems. Her dad is also on Ssi for adult ADHD, bi polar n scoliosis of the spine. Could I get Ssi for her or disability?

  73. I have degenerates disk disease, Bi-Polar Manic Depressive (Diagnosed) and un-medicated (can not handle the meds) i also have Hep C. can i get on dissability? i am currently employed but im always late and im looking at loosing my job. i am chronically exhausted. i am beyond exhaustion all the time. I have a drug history (felon) and have memory loss short and long term from that and get confused a lot. and loose focus of what im doing. can i get dissability? i can not afford to be out for a year for this. i am sole income for the family. 🙁 im so so very tired what can i do. 🙁

  74. khan 15 Mar 2014 | reply

    I have been diagnosed that I suffer from nephritic syndrome caused by multiple myloma, my blood pressure is 200 , I have migraine headaches, my get become swollen, I a am 52 years of age , what chances do I have in d.l.a

  75. Jane-
    It is impossible to determine if your husband will or will not be denied. If he is denied, immediately contact an attorney who handles SSD matters. If in the Tampa Bay area, you can reach my office at 727-796-8282.

  76. Jane 9 Mar 2014 | reply

    My husband was born with Cerebral Palsy effecting his whole right side and has provided for our family with no help from SSDI . Now at age 55 he can no longer work due to arthritus on his left side of his body and lower back for compensating for his CP. We recently applied for disability, his Drs say he should get it due to already being born with CP. Do you think he’ll be denied the first time?

  77. Denise-
    You should consult with a local attorney who handles SSD matters. If you are in the Tampa Bay area, you can call my office at 727-796-8282.
    Good luck!!

  78. Denise 24 Feb 2014 | reply

    can you receive ssi for low vision, obesity, ptsd, bipolar disorder, bordeline personality disorder, and insomnia? applied 3 times for vision…denied!

  79. Fay-
    You should apply for SSD benefits. If denied, you should consult with an attorney who handles SSD cases. Good luck!

  80. fay 30 Dec 2013 | reply

    I had a hip replacement 2 years ago and recently had shoulder surgery….i have arthritis…and i also was diagnosed with OCD and ADHD…….i also have excema really bad on my hands and use steroid creams that dr gives me but it just comes back…..i wake up 70 percent of time with stiff bones and hard to motivate myself…..i was told by my dr my artritis now may be attacking my immune system as my hands are swollen alot and now have dilated blood vessles on my retina…..i feel like i am just going downhill and things are just getting worse…can i get ssdi? I am 46 and been working since i was 15

  81. Tristan 30 Oct 2013 | reply

    Can my daughter get ssi she has congenital hypothyroidism her pediatrician said her thyroid levels are so low its like she has none at all

  82. Tristan 30 Oct 2013 | reply

    Can my daughter get ssi she has congenital hypothyroidism her pediatrician said her thyroid levels are so low its like she has none at all

  83. 12 Oct 2013 | reply

    I have had hepatitis for 7 years and back and hip problems and shoulder I am very morbid obese as I am only 4’10 and weigh 230 they found I qualify to continue getting ssi?

  84. diana 8 Oct 2013 | reply

    My son has congenital hypothyroidism can he qualify ?

  85. Dorothy-
    Age is just one factor the SSA look at in determining SSD benefits. You should apply. If you are denied, you should consult my office or another attorney who handles SSD claims. I wish you the best.

  86. Dorothy Baker 30 Sep 2013 | reply

    I have two leaky valves in my heart, im bi polar, I have scoliosis & ive had a heart murmur since i was little & never grew out of it.Im only 28 yrs old, would it be hard for me to get disability do to my age

  87. 24 Sep 2013 | reply

    I WAS IN A HEAD ON COLLISION IN 2003, MY FEMUR AND WRIST WERE BROKEN, I have a rod in my femur I didn’t have surgery on my wrist, now I have pain in my wrist and I eligible for any kind of benefits. I have not worked in three months because of the pain. I WENT TO THE DOCTOR TODAY, HE DIDNT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT MY FEMUR BUT SAID I have carpul tunnel in my wrist.

  88. Tonya 24 Sep 2013 | reply

    I have constant migraines sleep apnea carpal tunnel in both hands do I qualify

  89. You may qualify for SSD. Talk with your doctors about your ability to work. If you have not already applied, you should do so. If you are in the Tampa Bay area and your doctor supports your disability and you have been turned down, please feel free to contact my office to schedule a free consultation.

  90. 16 Aug 2013 | reply

    I have high blood pressure, hypo throid, liver disease, severe sleep apnea, neuropathy, chronic migranes and anxiety do I qualify? ?

  91. Deborah Sarrion 8 Aug 2013 | reply

    I am a teacher that resently was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease, VKH. It causes problems with vision, hair loss, joint pain when it flairs up. During my last flair up my vision was so bad it was I couldn’t drive, light sensitivity had me wearing sun glasses in doors. I want certain accommodation so that I can continue working. Do I qualify for this and considered disabled?

  92. steph 14 Jul 2013 | reply

    would planta facilitus cover this

  93. i have ischemic heart disease,fibromyalgia ,arthritis that affects my knees ankles hips ,wrists elbows feet and hands ,also gastric problems,tremors and spasams in legs and arms specalliy right hand side,i live in the uk ,im on low rate dla,am i entitled to anything else ,please help ,best regards denise,

  94. Jacqueline-
    Talk with your doctors and see what they say about inability to work. If you cannot work because of the disability, you should certainly apply for SSDI benefits. If you are in the Tampa Bay Area, please feel free to contact me at 727-796-8282

  95. Jacqueline Marmol 4 Apr 2013 | reply

    I am a 50 year old female suffering from Major Depression Due to my eight year old diagnosed with ADHD and Mood Disorder, I was forced to quit my Job to help care for my child, I am also suffering from upper and lower back pain, and Hip chronic pains. I have worked over 23 years, do I have a chance to qualify for SSDI

  96. Mindy 3 Apr 2013 | reply

    I have Type 2 diabetes, CHF, Hypertension, fibromyalgia and arthritis in my right arm and shoulder. As of today, I take 9 different medications to control all my ailments. Do I have a chance at qualifying for ss benefits? I’ve been suffering from these back in 2003. Just never thought of filing for benefits. Please let me know. Thanks!

  97. I am sorry to hear about your son’s condition. If the doctors opine that the condition prevents your son from working, then he may be eligible for SSD benefits. It all depends on the doctors’ opinions.

  98. Mzmeka 10 Mar 2013 | reply

    My son have aplatic anemi can he get disabilty

  99. Security Tape 7 Feb 2011 | reply

    I didn’t realise there was such an extensive list, thanks for the info.

  100. Nicolas 21 Dec 2010 | reply

    Dealing with a child with Aspergers Syndrome can be challenging. With some help and guidance, it can help the parents and the child a long way. It is advisable to take guidance from reputable professionals, as they can guide you with day to day scenarios.

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