Specific Impairments

Please contact us for advice in the areas:

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus(SLE)
  • Sclerosis (scleroderma)
  • Sjögren’s syndrome
  • polymyositis or dermatomyositis
  • Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD)
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Lymphoma
  • Meningitis
  • Endocarditis
  • Epilepsy
  • Spinal cord disorders
  • Ménière’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Huntington’s disease
  • stroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA)
  • Hidradenitis suppurative, Bullous disease or Ichthyosis
  • Aplastic anemia, Granulocytopenia, and Myelofibrosis
  • sickle cell disease
  • chronic kidney disease
  • Short bowel syndrome (SBS)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • End stage liver disease, Chronic liver disease
  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Atherosclerosis
  • congenital heart disease, Ischemic heart disease, Chronic heart failure or Recurrent arrhythmia
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Fracture of an upper extremity
  • Fracture of the femur, tibia, pelvis
  • spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, facet arthritis, vertebral fracture
  • Critical Cases
  • Terminal Cases, patients in Hospice
  • Veterans with 100% VA disability (VPAT)
  • Disabled Widows
  • Childhood Disability benefits
  • Total Blindness
  • Total Deafness
  • Down syndrome

Common Diagnoses Social Security may deem as medically Disabled:

  • Cancers — with distant metastases or inoperable, unresectable or recurrent
  • (AML) Acute Leukemia
  • Adrenal Cancer
  • Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Adult Onset Huntington Disease
  • Astrocytoma — GRADE III and IV
  • Bladder Cancer
  • (CML) Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia — Blast Phase
  • Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Glioblastoma
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Kidney Cancer, Large Intestine Cancer, Liver Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, or Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer, Intestine Cancer, Stomach Cancer or Thyroid Cancer
  • Malignant Multiple Sclerosis
  • Malignant Neoplastic Disease
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Impairments Considered for Compassionate Allowance or Presumptive Disability

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Anaplastic Adrenal
  • Angiosarcoma
  • Ataxia
  • Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Site
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Heart Transplant Wait List – 1A/1B
  • Osteosarcoma, formerly known as Bone Cancer
  • Symptomatic HIV infection or AIDS
  • Small-Cell Cancer of the Large Intestine, Ovary, Prostate, Thymus, Uterus or Lung Cancer
  • Certain Amputations
  • Spinal Cord Injuries preventing ambulation
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • -Cerebral Palsy
  • Severe Mental retardation
  • End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)[Kidney Disease]

Key Terms:

  • Unsuccessful work attempts (UWA)
  • Trial work periods (TWP)
  • Alleged Onset Date (AOD)
  • Title II
  • Title XVI
  • Field Office (FO)
  • Disability Determination Service (DDS) a.k.a State Agency
  • Office of Hearing Operations (OHO)