Where to Find Common Illnesses in the Social Security Blue Book

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If you would like to use the Social Security Blue Book Listing of Impairments, check out: How to Use the Blue Book to Get Approved for Disability.

The completed Blue Book can be found here: listings for all conditions in the Blue Book.

Tip: When looking at a listing, make sure to also read the top of the page. There may be more rules there that apply to everything on the page.

Here’s where to find some common ailments:

Listing 1.00 Musculoskeletal System Disorders

Back Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Spinal Stenosis
Arthritis
Spinal Disorders
Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Gout
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Scoliosis

Listing 2.00 Special Senses & Speech

Blindness or Vision Loss
Hearing Loss
Speech Impairment or Loss

Listing 3.00 Respiratory System Disorders

Cardio-Pulmonary Obstruction Disease (COPD)
Asthma
Cystic Fibrosis
Sleep Apnea

Listing 4.00 Cardiovascular System Disorders

Chronic Heart Failure
Heart Disease
Heart Transplant
Aneurysm of Aorta or Major Branches

Listing 5.00 Digestive System Disorders

Gastrointestinal Hemorrhaging
Chronic Liver Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Liver Transplantation
Hepatitis

Listing 6.00 Genitourinary Impairments

Kidney or Renal Failure
Nephrotic Syndrome

Listing 7.00 Hematological Disorders

Chronic Anemia
Sickle Cell Disease
Blood Disorders

Listing 8.00 Skin Disorders

Chronic Skin Infections
Dermatitis
Burns

Listing 9.00 Endocrine Disorders

Pituitary Gland Disorders
Thyroid Disorders
Diabetes
Hyperglycemia
Hypoglycemia

Listing 10.00 Impairments That Affect Multiple Body Systems

Mosaic Down Syndrome
Non-Mosaic Down Syndrome
Lyme Disease

Listing 11.00 Neurological Disorders

Epilepsy
Parkinson’s Disease
Cerebral Palsy
Multiple Sclerosis
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
Muscular Dystrophy
Cerebral Trauma or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Neuropathy

Listing 12.00 Mental Disorders

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Anxiety Disorder
Alcoholism or Drug Addiction
Bipolar Disorder
Panic Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Mental Retardation
Schizophrenia
Schizoaffective Disorder
Depression
Autism

Listing 13.00 Malignant Neoplastic Diseases

Cancer
Skin Cancer
Lymphoma
Leukemia
Myeloma
Breast Cancer
Lung Cancer
Testicular Cancer
Mesothelioma
Esophageal
Stomach Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Colon Cancer

Listing 14.00 Immune System Disorders

Lupus
Scleroderma
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Inflammatory Arthritis
Sjogren’s Syndrome

Mental Illness

Description of each mental disorder listing

Rulings

Ruling for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Here’s some ideas for: How to Use the Ruling for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Ruling for Fibromyalgia

Ruling for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Ruling for Interstitial Cystitis

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