Take a Look at 15 Types of Disability Conditions That You Should Know About

Types of Disability

People might be suffering from common injuries, unusual conditions, deteriorating physical conditions, mental health problems, or diseases. Whatever the illness may be, it can have a serious impact on anyone’s potential to work as the person’s health deteriorates. If you can convince the Social Security Administration (SSA) that you are facing challenging situations in your life due to a medical condition, then you may be eligible for getting the Social Security Disability Benefits which can prove to be beneficial for you and your family members. Let’s take a glance at our list of disabilities.

1.Disability for Diabetes

Diabetes refers to a disease that occurs in humans owing to the high blood glucose levels in the body. In some cases, diabetes cannot be controlled and can give rise to various complications for the disabled individual. Diabetes, however, can be monitored by modifying lifestyle and with proper medications. The people who are suffering from a high glucose level can become eligible for the Social Security Disability Benefits. Having said that, people above 50 must check with the Social Security Disability Rules After Age 50 to have a clear idea of whether they are eligible for benefits or not.

If we analyze the statistics, then we will come to know that, in 2018, there were approximately 34.2 million people who were suffering from disability for diabetes which amounts to approx. 10.5% of the total population in the US. Diabetes, however, impacts approximately 26.8% of people who are above 65 years of age and most people suffer from type 2 diabetes rather than type 1 diabetes.


2. Disability for Depression

Depression is the most common issue that has been arising in society nowadays. There can be various reasons for depression, such as if someone has lost a dear one or if an individual has lost his or her job or many other reasons. Clinical depression is quite different from normal depression as in this case an individual becomes depressed without any reason. Disability for depression has been impacting the lives of more than 300 million people across the world.

Individuals suffering from severe depression may be eligible for attaining the social security disability benefits. There are strict rules, however, which the offices of social security abide by in issuing disability benefits for people who are suffering from depression. If you are suffering from insomnia, not able to perform daily activities, depression exists 24 hours a day, poor appetite, the tendency to suicide, deteriorating condition, problem in speaking, writing, or thinking, then you may be eligible for getting SSD benefits.

3. Disability for Dementia

People who are surviving with dementia can be very dangerous and dementia can have an extremely negative impact on their lives. Dementia is a disease that makes it difficult for a person to perform daily regular activities. In some cases, people are unable to work and if their disability is lasting for more than a year, then they may be eligible for applying for Social Security benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA).

There is a program named Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) which is administered by SSA and is aimed to support disabled people having a work history. If someone has worked in the past or your disability is preventing you from working further, then you are free to apply for the SSDI benefits.

4. Disability for Anxiety

Anxiety disorders generally make it difficult or nearly impossible for an individual to carry out daily tasks. Anxiety issues can arise due to previous stress or trauma, such as if someone has suffered from an airplane crash, crime, or animal attack. An anxiety disorder refers to a disorder in which a person’s mental health condition suffers from emotions like extreme fear or worry. If an individual suffers from symptoms that are jeopardizing him or her in performing any work or decreasing the efficiency of working at home or the workplace then he or she will be eligible for applying for disability benefits by SSA.

5. Disability for Emphysema

Emphysema is a disorder which can cause a person to be unable to engage in activities, experience quality of life degrades, and makes an individual helpless to perform daily chores. The stress increases as he or she may not be able to do any work which can result in loss of income, thus leading to financial stress. The Social Security Administration offers disability benefits for those suffering from a progressive disease like Emphysema.

You must seek advice from an experienced attorney as it can increase your chances of winning the benefits as he or she is likely to better understand how complex SSA listings are and how you will meet the necessary criteria mentioned by SSA.

6. Disability for Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression, which is connected with mood swings. Some of the symptoms in manic disorders are high energy level, loss of interest to live, and difficulty in sleeping whereas people who suffer from depressive episodes generally show symptoms such as low motivation level, low energy, or even loss of interest in performing daily chores. One of the worst symptoms that an individual who suffers from bipolar disorder can show is the prevalence of suicidal thoughts.

As bipolar disorder is considered a disability, you are free to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability (SSD). For attaining the benefits of the above-mentioned programs, you must have valid proof of your disability including medical proof that shows that you require professional help and treatment.

7. Disability for AFib

AFib stands for Atrial Fibrillation which is a heart condition followed by arrhythmia or irregular heartbeats. There is an estimation that more than 2.7 million people in the US suffer from AFib that might differ in severity level and sometimes may show symptoms like blood clots, heart failure, strokes, and various other heart-related difficulties.

The condition of AFib includes various types, such as paroxysmal, persistent, long-standing, and permanent. Individuals are eligible for getting disability benefits for AFib if they can show proper evidence about their long-term disability. You can qualify for the benefits and disability payments as AFib falls under the category of arrhythmias.

8. Disability for Vertigo

Vertigo is a disorder in which people get a false feeling as if they and their surroundings are in motion, tilting, or spinning. Vertigo causes blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, loss of balance, and dizziness. Vertigo, however, is more than motion sickness, but motion sickness can be a symptom of the disability.

Fortunately, individuals suffering from vertigo can get social security disability benefits as the Social Security Administration (SSA) has listed vertigo balance disorders in the Blue Book as a disability. If your case is strong enough, then you are likely to receive SSDI benefits.

9. Disability for POTS

Postural Orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a condition which can have a serious impact on the quality of life for all those people who have been diagnosed with the chronic disorder. In POTS, the nervous system of a person stops functioning in a proper manner which causes difficulty for an individual to maintain an equilibrium between blood pressure and heart rate.

To receive the disability benefits for POTS, an individual has to give evidence that his or her impairment is serious enough and is preventing him or her from working causing a significant impact on employment opportunities. After analyzing the symptoms, the SSA grants disability payments for disabled individuals.

10. Disability for Lupus

Lupus is a long-term disease causing inflammation and pain in one or more parts of the body thereby affecting the immunity of an individual. The parts of the body that are affected can be the brain, kidney, joints, skin, lungs, blood cells, and various other parts. Luckily, Lupus has been listed as a disability in the Blue Book by the Social Security Administration (SSA) which means that people having disabilities can apply for the disability benefits.

Further, if you are suffering from exhaustion, fever, low mental activity, weight loss, or low physical activity or malaise then you can apply for the disability benefits. Legal help can prove to be beneficial for you as an experienced attorney will let you know how to proceed with the overall process of getting the SSD or SSI benefits.

11. Disability for Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is categorized as an anxiety disorder in which a person is accompanied by extreme anxiety, fear, and phobia of interacting with people or going to public places. The statistics highlight that more than 3 million people in the US suffer from agoraphobia disability. The disability causes the person to panic in public places or get panic attacks seeing many people.

If you are completely disabled and not able to work at all, which generally happens in agoraphobia, then you are eligible for applying for the social security disability benefits. Seeking help from a professional attorney might help you throughout your application process.

12. Disability for Dysautonomia

The medical disorder which affects the autonomic nervous system is a disability for dysautonomia which causes the body to function involuntarily  and affect respiration, temperature, heart rate, digestion, and blood pressure. A person may get dysautonomia hereditarily, through viral illness, or due to physical trauma affecting the brain or spinal cord. It is considered to be an autoimmune disease. In some cases, people can even show symptoms of anxiety and fear.

To qualify for receiving SSA benefits because of dysautonomia, you have to show proper medical records which highlight your complete history including reports of the physician, CT scans, blood reports, MRI, X-Rays, and other vital reports. If the SSA found your condition to be serious, then you will likely be getting the disability benefits.

13. Disability for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia has been specified as a medically determined impairment (MDI) by the Social Security Administration (SSA). The ruling SSR99-2p states that fibromyalgia can qualify for the disability benefits after analyzing the initial condition. Fibromyalgia is a particular disability in which there is prominent pain in the musculoskeletal area of the body.

Some of the common symptoms of fibromyalgia may include extreme numbness, inability to exercise, migraine, headaches, lack of concentration, not being able to sleep, fatigue, problems with speaking, muscle spasms, and inability to focus. In some cases, the disability can even cause long-term effects leading to lifelong illness.

14. Disability for Hepatitis

Hepatitis is a severe condition affecting proper liver functioning in the body which can have a serious impact on a person’s ability to perform daily tasks. This can make the disabled person eligible for gaining the Social Security Disability Benefits. The disability causes inflammation of the liver and can be categorized as Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. Both hepatitis types can cause severe illness that causes an individual to reduce his or her capacity to function or perform.

15. Disability for Lyme disease

It has been estimated that every year more than 20,000 to 25,000 new cases of Lyme disease arise in the US. Lyme disease is a fatal disease caused by bacterial infection and is transmitted by ticks. The disease is so severe that it must be treated immediately otherwise it spreads in the human body in three stages which starts with the localized phase, and then moves on to the second phase where it spreads in the entire body, and in the last stage it becomes difficult to be treated.

As Lyme disease is affecting the muscles and a person’s ability to work, the SSA has made certain rules for the people suffering from the disability to qualify for disability benefits. If you want to gain further knowledge about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you should consult a renowned attorney.

If you have any injuries or other serious medical conditions, then it may still not be enough to apply for SSD or SSI benefits. Instead, you should carefully analyze your impairment and develop an understanding that whether your disability or illness is severe enough to meet the requirements of the SSA or not. A skilled disability lawyer will surely help you in such cases.