The Social Security Administration has a list of both physical and mental impairments that might qualify a person for disability benefits. If you suffer from an illness or have suffered an injury that interferes with your ability to perform your job, you may have a physical disability that will qualify you for disability benefits.
In general, here is a list of common physical disabilities that would qualify you for benefits:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Chronic Pain
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Emphysema/Lung disease
- Heart Disease
- Lupus and other auto-immune disases
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
When it comes to obtaining benefits, the type of injury you have is not as an important as the impact it has on your ability to do your job. With that said, you must be prepared to prove your illness or physical injury is valid and preventing you from working.