What Conditions are Listed in the SSA's Blue Book?

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What Conditions are Listed in the SSA's Blue Book?

November 2, 2020

If you are in the process of trying to obtain Social Security Disability Insurance benefits you are probably very well aware of the Social Security Administration’s Blue Book. This is a guide that lists the SSA’s approved mental and physical impairments that are automatically considered disabling injuries that can recover benefits as well as how to evaluate other conditions to see if they qualify for benefits.

Should you have one of the ailments listed in SSA’s Blue Book which entitles you to benefits, you are likely going to experience a much smoother process obtaining those benefits. However, if your condition isn’t listed, your path towards obtaining benefits will be much tougher. To reduce the time it takes to get SSDI and to improve your chances of filing a successful claim, working with a Florida SSDI attorney is a good idea.

What Ailments are Listed in the SSA’s Blue Book?

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  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Child Asthma
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Back pain
  • Behcet’s disease
  • Blindness
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Charcot-Marie-tooth
  • Cirrhosis
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary Artery Heart Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • COPD
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Degenerative disc disease I
  • Degenerative disc disease II
    • Spinal stenosis, nerve root compression, arachnoiditis
  • Depression
  • Depression Part II
  • Diabetes
  • Drug and Alcohol use
  • Dystonia
  • Endometriosis
  • Epilepsy
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Facet joint arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot drop
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Hashimoto’s disease
  • Hearing loss
  • Heart attack
  • Hepatitis
  • High blood pressure
  • HIV
  • Low IQ
  • Lupus
  • Lymphedema
  • Memory loss
  • Migraines
  • Morbid obesity
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Narcolepsy
  • Neuropathy
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain
  • Panic attacks
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Post-polio
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Seizures
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stroke
  • Tachycardia
  • Tinnitus
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Successful candidates that the SSA finds are legitimately disabled and due to receive SSDI benefits need medical proof of their ailment. It has to be recent, and not more than 90 days old. One piece of advice is that if you are in the process of applying for SSDI, make sure that you see your own doctor who is familiar with your health history and can provide the most comprehensive explanation and details with regards to your diagnosis.

Also, working with your own doctor before you decide to apply for SSDI not only puts your medical documentation within the right timeframe, but it also can help the information contained in your medical records. When your medical records detail the way that your ailment is impacting your life and causing you limitations, you will have the vital information that is necessary for the SSA to approve your claim. So make sure you are very specific with your doctor about how your condition is impacting your life and keeping you from engaging in daily activities.

Speak to a Florida SSDI Attorney Today

Don’t go the complex and difficult Florida SSDI route alone, because you don’t have to. Stephen M. Andrews is a Tallahassee SSDI attorney with more than 35 years of experience helping Floridians retain the SSDI benefits they need and deserve. You can schedule your free consultation with Stephen M. Andrews at (850) 906-9599.

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