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Listing of Impairments
Attorney Kenneth N. Gormly

Listing of Impairments

The Social Security Administration (SSA) refers to the Listing of Impairments when determining if a benefits applicant is disabled or not. The Listing, also referred to as the SSA’s “Blue Book,” identifies some of the most common and severe conditions which can prevent a person from working. The broad categories included in the Listing of Impairments are:

  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Special Senses and Speech
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Digestive System
  • Genitourinary Disorders
  • Hematological Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Multiple Body Systems
  • Skin Disorders
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Congenital Disorders that Affect Multiple Body Systems
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Mental Disorders
  • Neoplastic Diseases (Cancer)
  • Immune System Disorders

If Your Condition is Listed

In the event that your condition is listed, you will need to consider whether or not your symptoms match what is described in the Blue Book. The SSA will evaluate your application based on the medical evidence you provide for your symptoms. In order to get adequate documentation, you may need to work closely with your treating physicians. The assistance of a Social Security law firm in Olympia, WA can be instrumental in collecting the necessary documentation.

If Your Condition is Not Listed

The SSA Blue Book is hardly a complete list of all conditions which may limit a person’s ability to work. If your condition is not included in the Listing of Impairments, you can instead apply for benefits under what’s referred to as an ‘equal’ listing. In order to equal a listing you will need to provide medical evidence that is equivalent to a similar listing outlined by the Blue Book. 

A Combination of Impairments

For many individuals, it is not one major condition which impairs them, but several less-serious conditions. Similar to those who do not see their impairment listed, someone living with a combination of impairments can apply for an equal listing. 

Our Social Security Law Firm in Olympia, WA Can Help

For those who are unfamiliar with disability law, enlisting a Social Security law firm in Olympia, WA can help improve your confidence—and chances of approval—when creating your application. Our law team has worked to represent Social Security applicants living with a wide variety of conditions. By working closely with you to understand your symptoms, experiences with treatment, and vocational background, we can help build a solid case on your behalf.  

Learn About Conditions Covered in the Blue Book

Kenneth N Gormly

1105 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA 98402

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