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Diseases that Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits

Many Utahns with chronic diseases have trouble performing their normal jobs. Not only can a disease disable an individual’s physical and mental capabilities, it can be a huge financial burden. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has created an insurance program for working Americans who suffer from any number of ailments and are unable to work. For a complete description of Social Security Disability Insurance.


Disabling Conditions


This page contains a list of disabling conditions that can be considered severe enough by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to qualify a person for Social Security Disability. These conditions must interfere with an individual’s ability to achieve “gainful employment,” thereby making that person eligible for SSDI or SSI benefits.

A complete listing of possible impairments is found in the SSA’s “Social Security Listing of Impairments,” a manual used by state-run Disability Determination Services (DDS) to determine whether or not a person meets the SSA’s criteria for complete disability. In addition to the Blue Book conditions, individuals may qualify for disability benefits under one of the SSA’s 200+ Compassionate Allowance listings. Through the Compassionate Allowance initiative, claimants suffering from more severe medical conditions may qualify for expedited consideration of their Social Security disability claim, thereby possibly reducing the waiting period before approval.

The following are diseases that may qualify an individual for disability insurance. If you or someone you know is suffering from one of the following diseases, they may be eligible for benefits. When applying for SSDI, make sure to educate yourself on the conditions that need to be met in order to qualify, and the process for applying. If your disease is not listed, it may still covered by disability insurance.


List of Diseases

  • Arrhythmia
  • Brain Tumor
    • Most patients suffering from a brain tumor are eligible for SSDI benefits. Even if your tumor has not metastasized, as long as you are receiving treatment, you may still qualify.
  • Cancer
    • Find a listing of the most common forms of cancer, the likely symptoms, and information on filing for benefits with a cancer diagnosis.
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Diabetes
  • Huntington’s Disease
    • Individuals with Huntington’s Disease often qualify for “Compassionate Allowance,” which greatly speeds up the application process.
  • Lupus
    • Individuals with Huntington’s Disease often qualify for “Compassionate Allowance,” which greatly speeds up the application process.
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    • A complete listing of conditions accompanied by MS for receiving benefits. In all cases, a complete medical history and statement by an experienced specialist doctor is the best way to ensure your application will be accepted.
  • Parkinsons Disease

Hiring an SSD Attorney


The process for applying for Social Security Disability Insurance can be difficult, confusing, and often frustrating. We hope the information provided on this website can be beneficial to helping you understand the next step to take in filing your claim. Once equipped with the right information, the best decision often is obtaining a knowledgeable local Utah SSD attorney. At the Summit Disability Law Group, we aim to fight on your behalf to ensure you receive the very best representation. Call us today at 801-890-1030 for a free initial consultation so we can learn how we can best help your case.




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