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Top 10 conditions common among SSDI beneficiaries

On Behalf of | Nov 29, 2022 | Social Security Disability

Are you wondering if your health condition qualifies you for Social Security Disability Insurance?

Here are 10 of the most common conditions among SSDI beneficiaries, in order of least to most common.

1. Digestive disorders

Digestive disorders like diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affect over 2% of SSDI beneficiaries.

2. Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases

Over 2% of SSDI recipients suffer from endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gout.

3. Injuries

Just over 3% of those receiving SSDI benefits have sustained debilitating injuries.

4. Urinary tract conditions

Urinary tract disorders, like kidney failure, impact over 3% of recipients.

5. Respiratory diseases

Less than 4% have respiratory diseases, including COPD, asthma and emphysema.

6. Mental health conditions

Depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia and other mental health conditions affect around 9% of SSDI beneficiaries.

7. Spine and nervous system disorders

Around 9% suffer from nervous system and spinal disorders like MS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

8. Heart and other circulatory diseases

Nearly 11% of recipients experience circulatory diseases like heart disease, congestive heart failure and stroke.

9. Cancerous tumors

Various cancers, including pancreatic, lung, prostate, breast and brain, affect 12% of SSDI beneficiaries.

10. Musculoskeletal disorders

More than 37% of SSDI recipients struggle with musculoskeletal disorders, like back pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis, sciatica, disc degeneration, osteoporosis and spinal stenosis.

If you have a health condition that seriously impairs your daily abilities at home or work, like those mentioned above, you may qualify for SSDI benefits. However, the Social Security Administration does have strict eligibility requirements. Having knowledgeable guidance is a valuable asset to help you navigate the claims process.