What are the Social Security Listings?

Trying to understand the different disability types can be difficult and frustrating. We are here to simplify the entire process for you. Below is a list of the Social Security Disability listings with a brief description of each type, as well as links to the Social Security Administration’s site (by clicking on the blue hyperlinks below).

Musculoskeletal System  (bone and muscle issues)

  • Joint problems, spine problems, amputations, reconstructive surgery of major joints, soft tissue injury
  • Fracture of: femur, tibia, pelvis, foot, arm


Special Senses and Speech
(vision, speech, or hearing loss issues)

  • Vision loss, speech problems, hearing loss


Respiratory System
 (breathing issues)

  • Breathing problems, asthma, cystic fibrosis. pneumoconiosis, bronchiectasis, infections of the lung, sleep related breathing disorders, lung transplant


Cardiovascular System
(heart or blood flow issues)

  • Chronic heart failure, heart disease, arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, heart transplant, aneurysm, vein insufficiency, artery disease


Digestive System
(stomach, intestines, or liver issues)

  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhaging, chronic liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, short bowel disease, weight loss due to digestive disorder, liver transplant


Genitourinary Impairments
(bladder, urinary tract, or kidneys issues)

  • Chronic renal problems (kidney), nephrotic Syndrome


Hematological Disorders
(blood issues)

  • Chronic anemia, sickle Cell disease, chronic thrombocytopenia, hereditary telangiectasia, coagulation defects, polycythemia, myelofibrosis, chronic granulocytopenia, aplastic anemia’s with bone marrow or stem cell transplantation


Skin Disorders
(skin infections, disorders, or burns)

  • Ichthyosis, bullous disease, chronic infections of the skin or mucous membranes. dermatitis, hidradenitis suppurativa, genetic photosensitivity disorders, burns


Endocrine Disorders
(diabetes, and other glandular issues)

  • Diabetes mellitus and other pancreatic gland disorder, hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia
  • Problems with: pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland adrenal gland


Congenital Disorders Affecting Multiple Body Systems
(down syndrome)

Neurological (seizures, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, etc.)

  • Epilepsy, central nervous system vascular accident, brain tumors, parkinson’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, spinal cord or nerve root lesions, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, anterior poliomyelitis, myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophy, peripheral neuropathy, cord degeneration, cerebral trauma, syringomyelia
  • Degenerative diseases: huntington’s chorea, fredreich’s ataxia, spinocerebellar degeneration


Mental Disorders
(autism, addictions, anxiety, depression, mental retardation, etc.)

  • Organic mental disorders, schizophrenic disorder, affective disorder, intellectual disability, anxiety related disorders, somatoform disorders, personality disorders, substance addiction disorders, autistic disorders


Malignant Neoplastic Diseases
 (cancer, nerve problems, organ issues)

  • Soft tissue tumors of the head and neck, skin, soft tissue sarcoma, lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma, salivary glands, thyroid gland, breast cancer, skeletal system sarcoma, maxilla, nervous system, lungs, pleura or mediastinum, esophagus or stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver or gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys, adrenal glands or ureters—carcinoma, urinary bladder—carcinoma, female genital tract, prostate gland, testicles, penis, neoplastic diseases treated by bone marrow or stem cell transplantation


Immune System Disorders
(lupus, HIV, Sclerosis, arthritis, etc.)

  • Lupus, systemic vasculitis, polymyositis and dermatomyositis, undifferentiated and mixed connective tissue disease, immune deficiency disorders, HIV, inflammatory arthritis, sjögren’s syndrome

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