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Eligibility Criteria for Your SSDI Benefits in 2022

Eligibility Criteria for Your SSDI Benefits in 2022

Most of you people are here because of getting information whether you are qualified for disability benefits or not. The answer to this particular question is still under inquiry. Despite this, A closet answer can see in Social Security Blue Book.

People can automatically qualify for benefits explained by an online system called Disability Evaluation Under Social Security. This system provides specific physical and mental disorders to be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Social Security Income (SSI).

By "automatically", It means that Social Security recognizes a person who meets a particular definition of Disability (Any medical condition that does not allow you to work more than a year and the end result of this is only death).

For SSDI Qualification: Limited time work in which you paid your Social Security Taxes. For SSI Qualification: At least minimum income and an asset.

Social Security Administration (SSA) describes a list of medical conditions which shows eligibility criteria. If you are unable to find your impairment then you don't need to worry about it. You are still eligible for disability benefits according to other guidelines given by SSA.

List Of Medical Conditions That Get Benefits

In Blue Book, SSA divided the sections for adults (older than 18) and children (younger than 18) with medical impairments.


This part has other 14 sub-divided categories based on a particular body type.

  • 1-PROBLEM ASSOCIATED WITH MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM:- Amputation, chronic joint pain, and spinal disorders.
  • 2-SENSES IMPAIRMENTS:- Vision, hearing, or speech loss.
  • 3-RESPIRATORY ILLNESS:- Cystic fibrosis, Asthma, COPD.
  • 4-NEUROLOGICAL DYSFUNCTIONS:- Brain injuries, Epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, Sclerosis.
  • 5-MENTAL DISORDERS:- Intellectual disabilities, Schizophrenia, Anxiety, Depression.
  • 6-IMMUNE SYSTEM PROBLEMS:- Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Rheumatoid arthritis, Kidney disease, and lupus.
  • 7-DIGESTIVE ILLNESS:- Liver disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
  • 8-CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS:- Heart failure, Arrhythmia, and Congenital heart disease.
  • 9-BLOOD DISORDERS:- Sickle-cell Anemia, and Bone marrow failure.


The children section includes all the 14 subdivided sections present in the adult part and one different category. This category is based on children with low birth weight and with failure to thrive.


You have to submit medical evidence to be eligible for disability benefits from SSA. The list of documents includes:

  • ●Physician examination record.
  • ●Treatment reports.
  • ●MRI scan.
  • ●CAT scan
  • ●X-rays.
  • ●Mental health records.
  • ●Blood work panels.

Documents you are submitting for disability benefits must be up-to-date and must determine your condition as to why you are not working full hours.

Importance of Medical Records

Medical reports are an essential part of claiming disability benefits. Improper documentation or false records will automatically disqualify you from advantages given by Social Security Administration (SSA).

Immediately ask for your important documents if your physician missed them mistakenly. Without solid proof, you will not be allowed to take advantage. SSA will give you a denial notice with a complete explanation. You can claim your appeal with relevant documents to support a claim.

You may find difficulty in obtaining disability benefits. But, if you hire an experienced SSD lawyer you will get the proper information that will ease your eligibility process.

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Tuesday, 17 May 2022