The Most Common Types of Disabilities - What Conditions Automatically Qualify you for Disability?

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10M+people receiving Social Security benefits

According to the most recent statistics from the Social Security Administration (SSA), there are more than 10 million people receiving Social Security benefits based on a disability. That total included 8.9 million disabled workers, more than 1 million disabled adults and 259,000 disabled widows and widowers in 2015. In addition, 141,000 spouses and 1.6 million student children of disabled workers receive benefits.

The legal definition of “disability” states that a person can be considered disabled if they are unable to perform any substantial gainful activity due to a medical or physical impairment or impairments which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.

Our Social Security disability (SSD) attorneys at Hardison & Cochran understand that the Social Security Administration’s listings of medical impairments that qualify for disability benefits can be confusing. Listed below are some of the most common types of disabilities. Our knowledgeable attorneys can help you appeal your case if the Administration has denied your claim for SSD. We assist people throughout North Carolina in pursuing disability claims. The sooner you contact us, the quicker we can get started to work on your disability appeal.

Some of the conditions that may automatically qualify the policyholder for social security disability benefits include: 

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    Musculoskeletal system and connective problems including:
    • Arthritis
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Back pain
    • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD).
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    Mental disorders including:
    • Mood disorders
    • Autism or Asperger’s syndrome
    • Schizophrenia
    • Depression
    • PTSD
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    Cardiovascular conditions and circulatory disorders:
    • Angina
    • Heart diseases
    • Hypertension
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    Cancer
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    Nervous system and sense organs conditions:
    • Parkinson’s diseases
    • Blindness
    • Epilepsy
    • Hearing loss