Social Security Disability Insurance provides financial support to individuals unable to work due to debilitating physical conditions.
These conditions significantly impact a person’s ability to perform gainful activities. In many cases, it makes them eligible for SSDI benefits.
1. Musculoskeletal disorders
Musculoskeletal disorders affect the body’s muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues. Conditions like arthritis, back pain and degenerative disc disease often fall under this category. These disorders can result in chronic pain, limited mobility and difficulty in performing daily tasks.
2. Cardiovascular conditions
Cardiovascular disorders, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or chronic heart conditions, may also qualify for SSDI. These conditions can severely limit a person’s stamina and ability to engage in physical activities.
3. Respiratory disorders
Respiratory conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma or severe lung impairments can qualify individuals for SSDI. These disorders can result in breathing difficulties and reduced oxygen intake. This creates limitations on physical exertion.
4. Neurological disorders
Neurological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, epilepsy or Parkinson’s disease, can significantly impact a person’s ability to work. These disorders often involve disruptions in the central nervous system. This leads to difficulties in coordination, muscle control and cognitive functions.
5. Vision and Hearing Impairments
Severe vision or hearing impairments ineligible for corrects with aids may qualify individuals for SSDI. Visual or auditory conditions that impede an individual’s ability to perform work-related tasks factor into the disability evaluation process.
In 2022, 9.2 million people received disability benefits. Regardless of the type of condition, thorough documentation of the severity and impact of these conditions is important for a successful SSDI claim.