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:
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.