SSI, SSD Injuries, Impairments, Conditions and Diseases

Common injuries and conditions, uncommon injuries and conditions, physical conditions, diseases, mental health issues — the truth is that almost any serious condition or illness has the potential to be disabling. Unfortunately, the fact that you are actually disabled won’t matter much unless you can convince the Social Security Administration (SSA) that you cannot work.

At Brian T. Canupp, PSC, we dedicated to helping people obtain Social Security disability insurance (SSD) and supplemental security income (SSI) benefits.

Common Disabling Physical Injuries and Conditions

  • Back and neck problems, including herniated discs
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Lupus
  • Chronic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Heart conditions
  • Seizure disorders
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • AIDS/HIV
  • Lupus
  • Sleep Apnia

Common Disabling Psychological Impairments

  • Depression
  • Anti-Social Disorder
  • Bipolar disorder (manic depression)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Agoraphobia
  • Personality disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

These two lists are not a complete listing of the common disabling conditions, injuries, diseases and impairments recognized by the Social Security Administration. These are only examples. In other words, if your condition or impairment isn’t listed, do not worry or assume that you won’t qualify for benefits.

The important thing to take away here is that simply having one of these injuries or conditions is not enough. The impairment must be carefully described so that it fits within one of the Social Security Administration’s  accepted definitions of a disabling injury, illness or condition. Our experience allow us to know what SSA and their administrative law judges are looking for when they review a claimant’s materials and can help to prepare your case accordingly.