Congenital Disorders

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Disability Benefits for Congenital Disorders

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What Social Security lists for Congenital Disorders

Congenital Disorders that Affect Multiple Body Systems which qualify for disability benefits are found under Section 10.00 of Social Security’s Listing of Impairments – Adult Listings.

Per Social Security, this listing evaluates “Congenital Disorders that Affect Multiple Body Systems”.  Non-mosaic Down syndrome is the only disorder that is evaluated using Section 10.00. Social Security considers as disabled from birth.

While Section 10.00 includes mention of other congenital disorders, it states that because the functional limitations of each varies so much that they are evaluated under the section for the affected body system. Examples given include the sections for musculoskeletal, special senses and speech, neurological, or mental disorders.  This includes other congenital disorders, such as “congenital anomalies, chromosomal disorders, dysmorphic syndromes, inborn metabolic syndromes, and perinatal infectious diseases”.

Examples of these disorders include:

  • Mosaic Down syndrome
  • Juvenile Tay-Sachs disease
  • Late-onset Tay-Sachs disease
  • Trisomy X syndrome (XXX syndrome)
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)
  • Caudal regression syndrome
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome