Common Disabling Conditions

Is Your Health Condition A Disabling One?

The inability to work due to a disabling condition can have devastating financial consequences. However, certain chronic or disabling conditions allow the patient to qualify for benefits from the Social Security Administration. Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits can provide financial stability for you and your family.

At The Law Office of Wendy A. Pierce, we assist clients applying for SSD benefits with various health conditions. If you need to obtain SSD benefits for a physical or mental health condition, our attorneys more than 25 years of experience and background as a Social Security counsel for the Office of Hearings and Appeals will greatly benefit your claim.

Whether you need to pursue an application for a qualifying or medically equivalent condition or appeal a decision, we can help.

Common Conditions

The Social Security Administration has a list of impairments and chronic conditions that qualify for disability benefits. The SSA classifies conditions by bodily systems. The categories include:

  • Musculoskeletal conditions, such as major joint dysfunctions, spine disorders and soft tissue injuries
  • Sensory and speech impairments, including vision and hearing loss
  • Respiratory disorders, including asthma, cystic fibrosis and respiratory failure
  • Cardiovascular system conditions such as chronic heart failure and congenital heart disease
  • Digestive conditions such as chronic liver disease and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Genitourinary disorders, including chronic kidney disease and nephrotic syndrome
  • Hematological disorders such as sickle cell disease and hemostasis
  • Skin disorders, including photosensitivity disorders, dermatitis and ichthyosis
  • Endocrine disorders related to thyroid and pituitary, and diabetes
  • Neurological disorders, including epilepsy, cerebral palsy, Parkinsonism and multiple sclerosis
  • Mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorder and other bipolar disorder
  • Cancerous conditions, including lymphoma and leukemia and breast, lung and intestinal cancer
  • Immune system disorders such as lupus and HIV
  • Congenital disorders that affect multiple body systems, such as Down syndrome

Keep in mind, if your specific condition is not in the Listing of Impairments, you may still qualify for SSD benefits if your condition is medically equivalent to a listed disability. The standard SSD claim process for a listed condition is challenging enough. Attempting to prove a condition is medically equal to a listed condition without help from an attorney often results in a denied claim. Let us help you with your claim.

Contact Us Today

We can review your medical condition and claim and help you determine your next steps with your application or appeal. Arrange a consultation with an attorney via email or by calling 251-928-7988. We represent SSD claimants on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing unless we obtain benefits for you.