Medical Conditions

If you're thinking about applying for Social Security Disability benefits, you may want to know what medical conditions qualify you to receive benefits. Unfortunately, the answer is not simple since everyone is different and conditions can vary from one person to the next. Two people could have the exact same condition and one may qualify for benefits and the other may not. It's also very important to consider how your condition affects your ability to work.

Listed below are some of the most common conditions that qualify people for Social Security Disability benefits. Keep in mind that this is not a full list of conditions that may qualify for disability benefits.

  • Musculoskeletal:
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
  • Joint pain
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
    Cardiovascular:
  • Heart failure
  • Heart disease
  • Heart arrhythmias
    Immune system:
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Lupus
    Mental Disorders:
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Personality disorder
  • Anxiety disorder
    Respiratory system:
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
    Neurological:
  • Seizure disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis