Immune System Disorders

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Disability Benefits for Immune System Disorders

Plus additional resources on getting disability benefits for Immune System Disorders

Arthritis and Disability

Alan suffers from arthritis and an aching back. His wife, Lynn, had a good experience working with Balin Law to get the disability benefits she needed, so he called Balin Law to help him. Read Alan’s story.

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What Social Security lists for Immune System Disorders

Immune System Disorders that may qualify for disability benefits are evaluated under Section 14.00 of Social Security’s Listing of Impairments – Adult Listings.

SSA organizes Immune System Disorders into 3 categories: Autoimmune disorders; Immune deficiency disorders, and HIV infection.

Disorders evaluated for disability benefits under this section include:

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (Lupus)
  • Systemic vasculitis
  • Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)
  • CREST syndrome (calcinosis, Raynaud’s phenomenon, esophageal dysmotility, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia)
  • Diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis
  • Diffuse scleroderma
  • Localized scleroderma (linear scleroderma and morphea)
  • Disseminated morphea
  • Shulman’s disease (diffuse fasciitis with eosinophilia)
  • Eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome
  • Polymyositis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Inflammatory arthritis associated with:
    • Reiter’s syndrome
    • Ankylosing spondylitis
    • Psoriatic arthritis
    • Whipple’s disease
    • Behçet’s disease
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Sjögren’s syndrome
    • Psoriatic arthritis
    • Crystal deposition disorders (gout and pseudogout)
    • Lyme disease
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Primary Immune deficiency disorders (congenital) such as:
    • X-linked agammaglobulinemia
    • thymic hypoplasia (DiGeorge syndrome)
    • severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)
    • chronic granulomatous disease (CGD)
    • C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency
  • Medication-induced immune suppression
  • HIV infection, including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), and disorders associated with HIV infection:
    • Multicentric Castleman disease (MCD)
    • Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL)
    • Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL)
    • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)
    • Pulmonary Kaposi sarcoma (KS)