Michigan Social Security Disability: Meeting or Equaling a Listing


The Social Security Agency (SSA) acknowledges that certain medical conditions have the power to incapacitate and debilitate a suffering individual. The SSA compiled a list of these conditions in the Listing of Impairments–known also as the SSA Blue Book–wherein an individual automatically becomes eligible for disability benefits once he or she qualifies. These conditions include:

  • Amputated leg
  • Severe congestive heart failure
  • Severe chronic kidney disease
  • Terminal cancer

Once an individual meets the qualifications for the conditions set in the Blue Book, he or she can qualify for disability benefits regardless of age, education, gender, work experience, or whether the evaluating physician says the person has functional limitations, such as being unable to walk or lift objects. Even if an individual doesn’t meet the qualifications, he or she can still be eligible if he or she can convince the SSA that the condition is ‘medically equivalent’ to the listing. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2uNqlJU


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