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What Are the Top Qualifying Disabilities for Social Security Benefits?

February 19, 2021 Disability

There are thousands of medical conditions that qualify for federal Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a medical guide called the Blue Book to evaluate the applicant’s medical condition. The Blue Book includes medical criteria for several different medical conditions that must be met for a condition to qualify as a medical disability.  Do you have questions about whether your disability may be eligible for benefits? If so, contact a Baltimore SSD lawyer at the Law Office of Emmett B. Irwin today for a free consultation. Our firm has decades of experience handling disability cases.  Our Baltimore SSD lawyer explains ten common qualifying disabilities below. 

Ten Common Qualifying Disabilities

Although thousands of various disabilities may qualify for Social Security disability benefits, below are 10 top conditions that commonly qualify, according to the SSA’s Annual Statistical Report for 2019:

  • Mental Illness
  • Arthritis/Musculoskeletal 
  • Nervous System Disorders and Sense Organs
  • Circulatory System
  • Physical Injuries
  • Respiratory Illness
  • Endocrine, Nutritional, and Metabolic
  • Genitourinary System
  • Digestive System
  • Infectious and Parasitic Diseases

Other diseases that commonly qualify for disability benefits include heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, cancer, and degenerative disk disease.  

If you or a loved one have one of these medical conditions, contact a Baltimore SSD lawyer at the Law Office of Emmett B. Irwin today for a free case evaluation.  Our firm can help evaluate your case to determine if you may qualify for benefits according to the SSA’s Blue Book medical guide. 

Why Do I Need a Baltimore SSD Lawyer Lawyer to Help With My Social Security Disability Case?

The process for applying for Social Security disability benefits can be complicated.  In fact, most disability claims are denied the first time around.  A Baltimore SSD lawyer can help you with the disability application process every step of the way from the very beginning with the application itself, all the way through the appeals process, if necessary.  Applicants who are represented by an experienced Baltimore SSD lawyer are more likely to have their disability claim approved the first time than those applicants who file for benefits without an attorney. 

One reason why Social Security disability applications are denied is because they are not supported with sufficient medical documentation. The SSA will typically require proof of disability, so disability applications need to have supporting evidence to prove that the applicant is disabled and unable to perform a substantial gainful work activity.  Sometimes it is necessary to appeal a denied disability application and present evidence at a hearing.  A Baltimore SSD lawyer can help present evidence on your behalf at a Social Security disability hearing and take the stress of the application process off your shoulders so that you can focus on what is most important- your health. 

Contact a Baltimore SSD Lawyer Today for a Free Case Evaluation

Do you have questions about whether your medical disability may qualify you for disability benefits? If so, contact a Baltimore SSD Lawyer at the Law Office of Emmett B. Irwin today by calling 443-839-0818 or completing our online form. We can answer the questions you have about your federal disability benefits. We work with clients throughout Maryland and surrounding states.