Social Security Eligible Disabilities
In order to qualify for benefits, you must have a qualifying medical condition or illness that prevents you from generating enough income for a year or longer. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a list of eligible conditions and illnesses broken into 14 sections, called the “Blue Book.” These conditions are listed below:
The medical eligibility requirements for Social Security disability or SSI disability vary depending on the medical condition that keeps someone from working. If you are denied disability benefits after your initial application, it makes sense to learn the SSA requirements for your specific illness or injury, as well as what functional restrictions your doctor should be placing on you for that illness or injury. With these two pieces of information, you should be able to win disability benefits if your medical condition renders you unable to work.