Does a Medical Condition Have to Be in the Blue Book?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a list of impairments known as the "Blue Book" to determine whether Social Security Disability (SSD) claimants are disabled. The list of impairments includes common medical conditions that are deemed serious enough to prevent an individual from working. Some claimants — people who have chronic kidney disease (CKD), for example — automatically qualify for disability benefits.

What happens, then, when your medical or psychological condition is not listed in the Blue Book? Fortunately, the system does recognize that it is impossible to ensure that every medical condition is listed in the Blue Book. If your medical condition is not listed in the Blue Book, it is still possible to qualify for SSD benefits. The Law Offices of Daniel L. Crandall & Associates in Roanoke, Virginia, can help prove that your medical or psychological condition is equal to a listing in the Blue Book. To schedule your free consultation for more information, please call us at 540-342-2000.

We Can Help Prove That Your Medical Or Psychological Condition Equals A Listing

Some conditions that qualify for a listing include:

  • Back injuries and other musculoskeletal problems
  • Heart failure and other cardiovascular conditions
  • Vision loss
  • Hearing loss
  • Neurological disorders, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and cerebral palsy
  • Cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Hematological disorders

Our lawyers have in-depth knowledge of how to qualify for a listing, which includes proving that your medical or psychological condition limits your ability to work. Migraine headaches are an example of a condition that is not listed but that can be argued to limit a claimant's ability to work. We understand the evidence, including extensive medical documentation, that needs to be presented to the SSA to prove that your medical condition qualifies for a listing. We are here to be your toughest legal advocates and fight for you in the appeals process.

Do You Have A Non-Qualifying Medical Or Psychological Condition? Schedule A Consultation With An Attorney Today

The Law Offices of Daniel L. Crandall & Associates has helped many people just like you obtain SSD benefits. If your application for benefits has been denied and you need assistance proving that your condition equals a listing in the Blue Book, call us at 540-342-2000 to schedule a free consultation. Our Roanoke, Virginia, law firm can also be contacted online.

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