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Physically Limiting Conditions Eligible For Social Security Disability (SSDI) And/Or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

If you have a condition that has resulted in a loss in mobility or function, you should talk to an attorney about obtaining either SSDI or SSI. Even if you have not been impaired for a long time, you should begin the application process now. Obtaining benefits is a lengthy process. Look to the attorneys at Miller Cohen, P.L.C., in Detroit, Michigan, for guidance on applying for benefits and appealing SSDI and/or SSI claim denials.

Social Security has an extensive list of physically limiting conditions, which may qualify an individual for benefits, including:

  • Musculoskeletal ailments such as arthritis, joint disorders, amputations and burns which limit function and mobility.
  • Cardiovascular issues such as heart disease, stroke or other impairments related veins or circulatory issues which result in a chronic impaired condition.
  • Blood disorders (hematological) including nonmalignant conditions, including anemia and thrombosis that impair clotting, platelets as well as red and white blood cells, and also malignant conditions such as leukemia and HIV-related lymphomas.
  • Skin disorders including but not limited to chronic infection, burns, Ichthyosis, genetic skin disorders and bullous diseases.
  • Endocrine issues affecting the pituitary, thyroid and adrenal glands as well as diseases of the pancreas such as diabetes.
  • Genitourinary issues that lead to chronic kidney disease and nephrotic syndrome.
  • Respiratory conditions including pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and other conditions that limit lung function.
  • Congenital issues affecting multiple body systems such as nonmosaic Down syndrome.
  • Neurological disorders including epilepsy, early onset Alzheimer’s and others that may limit communication, physical or mental abilities.
  • Digestive system issues including liver dysfunction (hepatic disorders), gastrointestinal hemorrhage, inflammatory bowel disease and others.
  • Sensory and speech issues including blindness, hearing loss and loss of speech.

Compassionate Allowances For Certain Conditions

There are certain conditions such as leukemia, cancer, Huntington’s disease and mesothelioma that the Social Security Administration has defined as being eligible for benefits. Individuals with these conditions may be able to fast-track their application. Our lawyers can provide guidance to facilitate this process.

Do You Have Questions About Whether You Qualify?

If you have questions about whether you qualify or are looking for help with the application process, call our law office in Detroit at 313-566-4787 or 800-221-6021. You can also reach our firm by email.