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Medical impairments and Social Security Disability benefits

The Social Security Administration is responsible for maintaining a comprehensive list of medical impairments. If you suffer from one or more of these, you will automatically qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance.

Note: Even if your medical impairment is not on the list, there is a chance that you may still be eligible for benefits.

Generally speaking, the list is broken down by function or the bodily system it impairs. For example, some of the medical conditions include:

-- Senses issues, such as hearing loss and vision loss.

-- Musculoskeletal problems, including but not limited to dysfunctions of the bones and joints.

-- Cardiovascular conditions, such as coronary artery disease and chronic heart failure.

-- Digestive issues, such as inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease.

-- Blood disorders, such as hemophilia and sickle cell disease.

-- Immune system disorders, including but not limited to kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and HIV/AIDS.

While this is far from a comprehensive list of medical impairments that can lead to the payment of Social Security Disability benefits, it gives you a better idea of what may qualify you to receive payments in the future.

If you or a loved one suffers from one of these conditions, it's important to learn more about you rights to receive Social Security Disability benefits. When you take the right steps, you should be able to receive benefits in the near future. If for any reason your application is denied, learn more about your legal rights and the process of filing an appeal. This may help you have the decision reversed.

Source: FindLaw, "Medical Conditions that Qualify You for Disability Claims," accessed March 03, 2017

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