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What conditions are most often approved for SSDI benefits?

On Behalf of | Aug 17, 2023 | SSD - Social Security Disability |

One of the most challenging and devastating events a person can face in life is suffering a debilitating injury or condition that makes it impossible to work and earn a living. Fortunately, those who experience this scenario are sometimes able to get Social Security Disability Insurance benefits to help make ends meet while they heal and recover. Here are a few conditions that are often approved for SSDI benefits. 

Heart Disease 

Millions of Americans suffer from heart disease. Heart disease is one of the deadliest types of medical conditions. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration makes heart disease a priority claim. Those who suffer from heart disease are sometimes able to get fast-track approval for Social Security disability. 


Arthritis ranks near the top of the most approved conditions for disability. Arthritis is a painful condition caused by inflammation in the joints. Arthritis symptoms can make it very difficult, and often impossible, for a person to continue working. 

Mental illness 

Reportedly, mental illness and developmental disorders make up about 20% of all disability claims approved by the SSA. These types of conditions can range from anxiety and depression to autism and mood disorders. However, if an applicant suffers from a mental illness, they typically must show that they suffer from the most serious symptoms associated with their condition. 

Get help with applying 

The process of applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits can be complicated and often time-consuming. Also, many initial claims are rejected. Fortunately, applicants can get help by contacting a legal professional. A knowledgeable and trusted attorney can examine the applicant’s specific situation, guide them through the application process and help submit an appeal, if necessary. 



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