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An individual with an endocrine disorder like hypoglycemia may have a disability that meets the criteria established by the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) listing of impairments (the “listings”). The listings detail impairments considered severe enough to prevent an individual from performing any substantial gainful activity (SGA), i.e., work that earns income above a certain set… Read More

Individuals who have a respiratory condition that impairs their ability to perform everyday activities, including performing any job-related functions, may have a disability that meets the criteria established by the Social Security Administration (SSA) Blue Book’s listing of impairments. The listing of impairments details those impairments considered severe enough to prevent an individual from performing… Read More

In certain circumstances, the Social Security Administration (SSA) may commence the payment of benefits more quickly than usual. It is important to note that these payments may be made while a decision regarding benefit eligibility is pending. Payments may be expedited when an applicant is deemed to be presumptively blind or have a presumptive disability,… Read More

A recent blog briefly discussed the Blue Book, which contains the criteria used by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in determining a claimant’s disability. The Blue Book determines if an applicant for disability benefits meets the statutory standard of disability. It also contains listings of impairments and the medical criteria necessary to establish them. The listings are divided… Read More

About Social Security’s Blue Book

By Kenton Koszdin on June 8, 2018
In Disability Insurance

The criteria used by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in determining a claimant’s disability is contained in a publication known as the “Blue Book.” This text officially titled Disability Evaluation Under Social Security, establishes if an applicant for disability benefits meets the statutory standard of disability. The Blue Book includes a list of impairments with detailed requirements for establishing… Read More

Prostate cancer is the most common malignant cancer found in men and is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. What you may not know is that it is also an affliction that can be considered a disability by the Social Security Administration and that you may be eligible to receive Social… Read More

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