Listing of Impairments - Adult Listings (Part A) The following sections contain medical criteria that apply to the evaluation of impairments in adults age 18 and over and that may apply to the evaluation of impairments in children under age 18 if the disease processes have a similar effect on adults and younger children.
The fact sheet includes the definition of disability and answers questions about applying for disability benefits. It provides a link to the online application. The worksheet can help you prepare for your disability interview. It lists information that we will ask you and provides space to write.
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The Social Security Disability application is long and complex. To improve the chance of enjoying a successful result, avoid making mistakes. For instance, don’t collect unemployment while you’re waiting for the outcome of a Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) application.