What conditions automatically qualify for Social Security Disability?

The Social Security Administration has a listing manual, also known as the Blue Book, which details a number of conditions that will automatically qualify you for disability. There are many types of conditions listed, including:

Musculoskeletal problems
Cardiovascular conditions
Senses and speech issues
Respiratory illnesses
Neurological disorders
Mental disorders
Immune system disorders
Various syndromes
Skin disorders
Digestive tract problems
Kidney and genito-urinary problems
Hematological disorders

For a few conditions, simply being diagnosed is enough to get disability. However, for most, there are specific criteria that must be met. If you don’t meet the exact requirements, you can still get disability if your condition is medically equal to a listing. If you meet neither of these requirements, you may qualify for disability if there is no job you can do, based on your disabilities, age, education, and work experience.

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