What is Medical Equivalence to Social Security’s Impairment Listings?


A number of our Social Security clients have impairments that do not satisfy Social Security’s Listing requirements. There are just over 100 Listed impairments that are considered disabling despite age, education, and past work experience. To qualify, the individual’s impairment must satisfy the severity and duration requirements of the Listing. Often however, the strict requirements of the Listings are not satisfied. Does that mean you lose? Not necessarily.

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