Accepted Medical Conditions for Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Attorneys in North Carolina
Are you disabled and unable to work? If so, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Under the Social Security disability (SSD) program, certain individuals who have disabling injuries or illnesses are eligible to receive compensation. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is very strict, however, when reviewing applications. To qualify, your disability will need to meet their list of accepted medical conditions. If your condition or disability is not listed, you may still be eligible for SSDI benefits if you have a comparable condition.
At Lanier Law Group, we understand that you need the benefits you’re entitled to under the SSD program. Our lawyers have a reputation for never backing down. When you retain us, we carefully review your medical history and your application to better provide you with sound advice at every turn.
The SSA’s List of Accepted Conditions
If you suffer a permanent or total disability, you may qualify for SSDI benefits. The Social Security Administration, however, has a track record of denying claims—even those that have merit.
Some of the common medical conditions accepted by the SSA include:
- Digestive tract conditions
- Kidney disease
- Mental disorders, including schizophrenia and autism
- Cardiovascular conditions, including heart disease and coronary artery disease
- Immune system disorders
- Neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and cerebral palsy
- Respiratory disease
- Sensory and speech conditions
This is not a comprehensive list of disabilities covered by the SSA. For more information on SSDI and SSI, talk to one of our experienced attorneys at your earliest convenience. We have multiple offices located across North Carolina and can come to you if your disability prevents you from traveling to one of our offices.
What Does the SSA Mean by “Disabled?”
The SSA does not pay benefits for partial disability—only for total disability.
To qualify for SSD benefits in North Carolina, you must meet the following SSA definition of “disabled:”
- You cannot perform the work you did before
- You cannot adjust to other work because of your medical condition
- Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year or to result in death
If your initial SSDI claim has been denied or if you're seeking SSI for a disabled child, it's time to hire a heavyweight who will fight for you. Lanier Law Group has helped hundreds of people obtain the benefits they need to provide for themselves and their families.
Free Initial Consultation for the Disabled in North Carolina
Since 1997, the North Carolina SSD lawyers at Lanier Law Group have fought hard to help disabled individuals obtain benefits under the SSDI and SSI programs. We understand the complexities involved in these types of cases, as well as the various challenges you may face—and we know how to navigate the system and secure a favorable outcome for you. There are no fees when you work with us until we are successful in your case.