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What Are The Most Commonly Approved Social Security Benefits Claims?

By Kenton Koszdin on March 17, 2020 | In Social Security Disability

What Are The Most Commonly Approved Social Security Benefits Claims?

Social security benefits for disability can be hard to get. Statistics show that between 60% to 70% of claims are denied the first time. To help give you a better idea of what it takes to have a successful claim, we will start with the most common disabilities that get approved for SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) and/or SSI (Social Security Income).

Top 5 of the most commonly approved disability claims:

  1. Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue: According to the Social Security Administration (SSA), the largest category of claims, a little more than 30%, are related to disorders causing nerve, muscle, ligament and/or tendon damage. Conditions include arthritis, fibromyalgia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). Back pain also includes a variety of diagnoses such as degenerative disc disease, ruptured disk, scoliosis, and other spinal disorders.
  2. Mental Disorders: Approximately 20% of claims are for various psychiatric diagnoses. Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, depression, anxiety, severe panic attacks, PTSD, autism, and Asperger’s syndrome all fall under this heading. Organic mental disorders are also common and include disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, delirium, and amnesia.
  3. Cardiovascular and Circulatory Disorders: Around 10% of claims are awarded for these disorders. This may include high blood pressure (hypertension), angina (chest pain), coronary artery disease, abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia), and congenital heart defects.
  4. Neoplasms (Cancer): Just under 10% of awarded claims are for neoplasms (abnormal masses of tissue), otherwise known as tumors. Tumors can be benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous). The most common cancers reported by workers are mesothelioma and lung cancer.
  5. Neurological and Sense Organ Disorders: Another 10% of claims come from disorders affecting the nervous system and sense organs. Examples include Parkinson’s disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), neuralgia (nerve pain), sciatica, hearing loss, and blindness.

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