Social Security’s Listing of Impairments is categorized by each bodily system or function. There are separate lists for adults and children under the age of 18. For adults, the medical conditions that qualify for benefits include:

Musculoskeletal problems, such as back problems like degenerative disc disease and other dysfunctions of the joints and bones

Senses and speech issues, such as vision and hearing loss.

Respiratory disorders, such as chronic pulmonary hypertension, asthma or cystic fibrosis.

Cardiovascular conditions, such as ischemic heart disease, heart failure or coronary artery disease

Digestive tract problems, such as chronic liver disease, liver transplant and inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS)

Neurological disorders, such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, and spinal cord disorders.

Blood disorders, sickle cell anemia and hemophilia

Mental health disorders, depression, anxiety, paranoia, bipolar, schizophrenia, autism, or mental retardation

Immune system disorders, HIV/AIDS, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

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