Determining Eligibility for Social Security Disability Benefits

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There are two main programs for Social Security Disability: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Both of these programs have the same medical requirement. That is, to receive benefits, you must have a medical condition that causes you to become “disabled”.

Social Security has a Five-Step Process to determine whether you're disabled.

What Medical Criteria -What it means to be "Disabled"

Under Social Security rules, you’re considered disabled if a medical condition or injury is expected to keep you from being able to work full time for at least one full year (or result in death). The disability can be a physical condition, a mental condition, or a combination of problems. In essence, just about any medical problem that stops you from working can qualify for disability benefits. These are some of the most common:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cancer
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hepatitis C
  • Auto-immune Disorder
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Neck Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Other Spinal Injuries
  • Lupus
  • Lung Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Osteoarthritis of the joints
  • Lumbar disorders
  • Cervical Spine disorders
  • Lyme Tick Disease
  • Connective Tissue Disease
  • HIV
 

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