Conditions that May Qualify You for SSD

Social Security Disability Claims AttorneyWhat conditions may qualify you for social security disability? The Social Security Administration has published what is called the “Blue Book” that lists mental and physical impairments that automatically qualify a person for SSD.

A person must meet the specific criteria of the listing to qualify.

Navigating the social security process can be difficult and confusing. To speak with a social security attorney in Houma, LA, call Waitz and Downer today at (985) 876-0870.

What conditions qualify you for SSD?


Many conditions that affect the cardiovascular system lead to automatic eligibility of SSD. A few of the many conditions included are:

  • Heart failure
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Peripheral artery disease

Anyone that has undergone a heart transplant will also be eligible for SSD.


Musculoskeletal impairments are also on the list and include the following:

  • Amputation
  • Dysfunction of joints and tissues
  • Spine disorders


Diseases of the digestive system and other ailments can lead to eligibility, including:

  • IBD
  • Liver transplant
  • Liver disease
  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhaging
  • Short bowel syndrome


Any loss of your senses, such as speech, vision and hearing.


Chronic respiratory issues are included, such as:

  • Severe asthma
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Lung disease
  • Lung transplant
  • Chronic pulmonary insufficiency

Skin Disorders

Various skin disorders are listed, such as:

  • Burns (severe)
  • Bullous disease
  • Ichthyosis
  • Dermatitis
  • Hidradenitis


Many disorders that fall in the hematological classification include:

  • Anemia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Sickle cell disease

All disorders must be chronic.


Glandular issues and disorders are included, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Disorders of the following glands:
    • Pituitary
    • Parathyroid
    • Adrenal


Renal function impairments and Nephrotic syndrome.


Many neurological disorders are included, such as:

  • Brain tumors
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Cerebral palsy
  • MS
  • Parkinson’s Diseases


Different from neurological disorders, mental impairments include:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychosis
  • Anxiety-related disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Autism
  • Addiction


Any disorders that affect multiple body systems.

Immune System

Immune system disorders include:

  • HIV
  • Arthritis
  • Immune deficiency
  • Lupus
  • Sclerosis
  • Vasculitis

These are just a few of the many conditions that may qualify you for SSD. There are many circumstances where a person’s condition may not be listed, but would allow a person to be eligible for SSD.

A claim will need to be filed. The administration will have to conduct an evaluation and make a final decision on your claim.

Contact a Social Security Attorney in Houma LA

In the event that a claim is denied, you will need to contact an experienced social security attorney that will fight your denial. An attorney will provide the proof needed to help you speed up the claim process and demonstrate that you have a valid disability.

Call us today at (985) 876-0870 for help with your SSD denial.