SSA's Listing of Medical Impairments (Mental and Physical)

Musculoskeletal System

1.00 Musculoskeletal System
1.02 Major dysfunction of a joint(s)
1.03 Reconstructive surgery or surgical arthrodesis of a major weight- bearing joint,)
1.04 Disorders of the spine (e.g., herniated nucleus pulposus, spinal arachnoiditis, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, facet arthritis, vertebral fracture.
1.05 Amputation
1.06 Fracture of the femur, tibia, pelvis, or one or more of the tarsal bones.
1.07 Fracture of an upper extremity.
1.08 Soft tissue injury (e.g., burns)

Respiratory System

3.02 Chronic pulmonary insufficiency
3.03 Asthma
3.04 Cystic Fibrosis (“CP”)
3.06 Pneumoconiosis
3.07 Bronchiectasis
3.08 Mycobacterial, mycotic, and other chronic persistent infections of the lung
3.09 Cor pulmonale secondary to chronic pulmonary vascular hypertension
3.10 Sleep Apnea & other Sleep-related breathing disorders
3.11 Lung transplant patients

Cardiovascular System

4.02 Chronic heart failure (“CHF”)
4.04 Ischemic heart disease
4.05 Recurrent Hearth Arrhythmias
4.06 Symptomatic, Congenital Heart Disease
4.09 Heart transplant patients
4.10 Aneurysm of aorta or major branches
4.11 Chronic venous insufficiency
4.12 Peripheral arterial disease

Digestive System

5.02 Gastrointestinal hemorrhaging from any cause, requiring blood transfusion
5.05 Chronic liver disease
5.06 Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
5.07 Short bowel syndrome (SBS)
5.08 Weight Loss due to any digestive disorder
5.09 Liver transplant

Genito-urinary System

Hemic and Lymphatic System

7.02 Chronic anemia
7.05 Sickle cell disease, or one of its variants
7.06 Chronic thrombocytopenia
7.07 Hereditary telangiectasia
7.08 Coagulation defects (hemophilia or a similar disorder)
7.09 Polycythemia vera (with erythrocytosis, splenomegaly, and leukocytosis or thrombocytosis)
7.10 Myelofibrosis (myeloproliferative syndrome)
7.15 Chronic granulocytopenia (due to any cause)
7.17 Aplastic anemias with bone marrow or stem cell transplantation

Endocrine System

Multiple Body Systems

10.06 Non-mosaic Down syndrome (chromosome 21 trisomy or chromosome 21 translocation)


8.02 Ichthyosis
8.03 Bullous disease
8.04 Chronic infections of the skin or mucous membranes
8.05 Dermatitis
8.06 Hidradenitis Suppurativa
8.07 Genetic photosensitivity disorders
8.08 Burns

Neurological System

11.02 Epilepsy – convulsive epilepsy, (grand mal or psychomotor)
11.03 Epilepsy – nonconvulsive epilepsy (petit mal, psychomotor, or focal)
11.04 Central nervous system vascular accident
11.05 Brain tumors
11.06 Parkinsonian Syndrome
11.07 Cerebral Palsy
11.08 Spinal cord or nerve root lesions
11.09 Multiple Sclerosis (“MS”)

Neurological System

11.10 ALS (Amyotrophic LateralSclerosis)
11.11 Anterior Poliomyelitis
11.12 Myasthenia Gravis
11.13 Muscular Dystrophy
11.14 Peripheral neuropathies
11.16 Subacute combined cord degeneration (pernicious anemia) withdisorganization of motor function, not significantly improved by treatment
11.17 Degenerative disease not listed elsewhere, such as
– Huntington’s Chorea,
– Friedreich’s ataxia, and spino-cerebellar degeneration
11.18 Cerebral trauma
11.19 Syringomyelia

Mental Disorders

12.02 Organic Mental Disorders
12.03 Schizophrenic, paranoid and other psychotic disorders
12.04 Affective disorders
12.05 Intellectual disability
12.06 Anxiety-related disorders
12.07 Somatoform disorders
12.08 Personality disorders
12.09 Substance addiction disorders
12.10 Autistic disorder and other pervasive developmental disorders

Neoplastic Diseases

Cancer of all Types

Immune System

14.02 Lupus
14.03 Systemic vasculitis
14.04 Scleroderma
14.05 Polymyositis & dermatomyositis
14.06 Undifferentiated and mixed connective tissue disease
14.07 Immune deficiency disorders
14.08 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
14.09 Inflammatory arthritis
14.10 Sjögren’s syndrome!

Special Senses and Speech

2.01 Loss of Visual Acuity
2.02 Hearing loss
2.03 Loss of speech