A common first question from disabled people considering a claim for Social Security disability or Supplemental Security Income benefits is “Does my medical condition qualify for Social Security benefits?”

Physical Disorders That Qualify for Benefits

The Social Security Administration decides which claims qualify for benefits primarily on the basis of whether a medical condition prevents an individual from working. There are, however, medical conditions that can commonly lead to the granting of benefits. These conditions include:

  • Dismemberment and amputation
  • Arthritis
  • Neck, hip and knee injuries and conditions
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Back injuries and conditions, including degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, bulging discs, spinal stenosis and scoliosis
  • Cancer, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and Leukemia
  • Cardiovascular problems and heart disease
  • Cerebral Vascular Accidents (CVA) and strokes
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (e.g. Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Brain injuries and head trauma
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Diabetes and associated neuropathies
  • Epilepsy and seizure disorders
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Many other musculoskeletal, neurological and systemic disorders

Supplemental Security Income — Social Security — Disability Insurance

Portland SSD and SSI Attorney Richard A. Sly can speak to you free of charge to determine your rights to benefits if you are disabled. We have fought successfully to gain needed benefit payments for thousands of disabled Oregon residents over the past 30 years, and have the experience to:

  • Fully investigate your case
  • Strategically present your case at its initial application and throughout the broad range of appeal processes

Contact a Portland SSD SSI Attorney

For more information on Social Security law and qualifying disabilities, contact lawyer Richard Sly. We offer free initial consultations, are conveniently located in downtown Portland near public transportation, and work exclusively on a contingency fee basis, so that you pay nothing out of pocket. Contact an attorney online or call us at 503-224-0436.