My Illness is not on the SSA List of Impairments Can I Still Get Benefits?

July 28, 2015
Dayes Law Firm

If you have applied for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you may be familiar with the Social Security Administrations (SSA) list of impairments, also known as the blue book, which is a comprehensive list of conditions that the SSA uses as a guideline of disabilities that may qualify for benefits.

But what if your condition is not listed? Don’t worry because the fact that your condition is not listed is not an automatic dis-qualifier for those applying for much-needed disability benefits. There are still other ways to qualify.

If your benefits have been denied, seek guidance from our Phoenix Social Security disability benefits lawyers. We will guide you through the entire appeals process and help you get the benefits you need.

Don’t hesitate, call 1-800-503-2000 today to get started.

The Blue Book list of impairments includes a very long and detailed list of specific illnesses and diseases that decision-makers reference when approving or denying benefits. However, the list is not all-encompassing as many conditions are left off the list.

For anyone applying for SSD benefits it is important to provide as much documentation and medical information as possible to demonstrate that your condition limits your ability to perform substantial work. This documentation is probably more important than whether or not your condition is included in the list of impairments.

All applicants are judged on the severity of their condition and whether or not it prevents you from doing the work you previously performed as well as any other kind of work.

Our Disability Benefits Lawyers Can Help

The SSD benefits application and appeals process is complex and confusing. If your claim was denied, we can help you put together a strong and compelling appeal that will get you the benefits you need. Contact our disability benefits lawyers today for a free consultation and review of your claim.

Call 1-800-503-2000 or complete a Free Case Evaluation form.