In order to qualify for Social Security Disability, you have to be found disabled under their rules. In summary, you have to have a condition that meets their criteria that will or is expected to keep you from working for at least one year.
The Social Security blue book “listings” are a list of disabling conditions. If you meet the criteria for one of these, you’re considered disabled. For example, I have a cochlear implant. If I did not have one, I would be deaf, and I would qualify under the listings. If you don’t meet a listing, you’ll have to argue your case on another theory, such as, the combination of your impairments at least meets one of their listings.
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