Ohio Social Security Disability And SSI Legal Blog

What is the list of impairments from the SSA?

Ohio residents like you suffer from disabling ailments. But the Social Security Administration (SSA) chooses what medical impairments qualify. Some qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Others for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). 

A big question is, does your condition qualify you for SSDI or SSI? To answer it, you must look toward the SSA’s list of impairments. 

What conditions qualify? 

The Social Security Administration has a list of impairments available. They keep this list updated as rulings or laws change. Often, this list gets broken down into bodily function or system. Children under 18 have separate lists due to the difference in their physiology. But there is not a big difference between lists. The primary difference is the addition of growth impairment to the children’s list. 

As an adult, what conditions qualify you for SSDI or SSI? Some of them include: 

  • Blood disorders 
  • Immune system disorders 
  • Mental or neurological disorders 
  • Problems with the digestive tract 
  • Speech or sensory issues 
  • Musculoskeletal issues 
  • Illness of the respiratory system 

Can you get coverage for other conditions? 

These conditions often have a crippling impact on your ability to live life to the fullest. Many people cannot work like a healthy, able-bodied person. You need the financial support that disability coverage provides. 

It is possible to get coverage even without having one of the listed medical conditions. You have to meet certain criteria first, though. An example may include impairments that clinical and laboratory testing centered on. 

If you find yourself struggling with a disability, look into the SSA’s list of impairments. Do not give up hope even if your condition is not on the list. You may still have options.