In order to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits or “SSDI” benefits, you must have a disability that the Social Security Administration recognizes. They have provided a complete list for adult disabilities that qualify.
There are hundreds of disabilities that the Social Security Administration has identified that qualify a worker for benefits. Those disabilities are grouped into the following categories:
Follow the links above for a complete list of all covered disabilities in each category.
If your disability is included on this list, then the next step is to prove that the disability is legitimate. Social Security requires medical evidence from “acceptable medical sources.” Generally, the Social Security Administration with the claimant’s permission will get these records from your doctor (licensed physical or other licensed medical professional). Learn more about evidentiary requirements.
The Social Security Administration uses a five-step process to decide if a claimant is truly disabled and deserving of disability benefits.
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