List of Impairments That Qualify for Disability Benefits

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List of Impairments That Qualify for Disability Benefits

The government of the USA has some good plans to help people with disability. The nature of disability has been chalked out into a List of Impairments. This list of impairments consists of 14 medical conditions which can make a person aspirant for life-long payment benefits. These medical conditions prevent people to work and get employed to earn, leaving them with no means to lead a decent life. The candidate can visit Recovery Law Group to know whether his/her disable condition falls within or near to the list of impairments.

  1. Musculoskeletal disorder (MSD)

MSD or Musculoskeletal disorders are disorders or injuries in the muscles, ligaments, tendons, discs, nerves or blood vessel. This may affect the musculoskeletal system of the body, making it difficult or incapable of any body movement. Most of the workplace injuries fall under MSD.

  1. Sensory organ disorder

Any disorder in sensory organs may make a person blind, deaf or speechless. Such conditions may prevent a person to perform work. such disorder can be from birth or may occur due to some accident.

  1. Respiratory system

Any disorder related to the respiratory system like breathing problems that may pose difficulty in leading a normal life.

  1. Cardiovascular system

Disorder of heart or circulatory system.

  1. Digestive system

Disorder of the digestive system-stomach, intestine, etc. causing gastrointestinal hemorrhage or other problems.

  1. Genitourinary impairments

This may include problems of the urinary tract like renal dysfunction.

  1. Haematological system

This category includes disorder of the blood and blood-forming organs. The list may include -chronic anemia, sickle cell disease, chronic thrombocytopenia, hereditary telangiectasia, coagulation defects, polycythaemia vera, myelofibrosis, chronic granuloma cytopenia & Aplastic anaemia.

  1. Skin disorder

Skin disorders can be due to hereditary, congenital or accrued pathological conditions. This impairment covers skin disorders like Ichthyosis, chronic infections of the mucous or skin, bullous diseases, dermatitis, hidradenitis suppurativa, burns, and genetic photosensitivity disorders.

  1. Endocrine disorders

Endocrine disorders accompany imbalance of hormones in the body leading to complications in the body system that may cause disability to a person.

  1. Disablements that may affect multiple organs

Non-mosaic Down Syndrome is a case where the patient has an extra copy of chromosome 21 in every cell of the body. This affects the neurological, mental & skeletal system, resulting in many disorders like impaired visions, hearing problems, or heart disease.

  1. Neurological disorders

Disorders of the brain and nervous system like epilepsy, brain tumour, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, ALS- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, convulsive epilepsy, Parkinsonian Syndrome, cerebral Palsy, spinal cord or nerve root lesions, anterior poliomyelitis, myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophy, peripheral neuropathies, degenerative diseases, cerebral trauma, syringomyelia are in the list of impairments.

 The nature and severity of the disability caused by neurological disorder helps the client in acquiring disability benefits.

  1. Mental disorders

Disability caused by mental disorders needs to be proved by proper medical documents. The nature of mental disorder-whether it is of permanent or temporary nature. If temporary will it last beyond a year. Since any disability must last for a minimum 12 months to gain benefit.

  1. Malignant Neoplastic diseases

HIV infected persons who are rendered completely disabled can apply for Social Security benefits.

  1. Immune system disorder

Disability can occur due to poor immune system or immune system disorder.

Depression may also likely be considered in the list of impairments. However, the severity of depression and problems caused by depression that may render a person disable is scrutinized before issuing the Social Security disability benefit. For more information call on- 888-297-6203.