If you have an existing medical condition that can be proven by objective testing, you are more likely to gain a favorable/faster decision.
This is called "Meeting a Listing."
SSA’s listings describe for 14 different body systems, medical problems which are deemed serious enough to prevent you from functioning in a full time work setting.
In other words, if your medical/mental health condition "meets a listing", SSA assumes that you cannot work and you do not have to introduce any other evidence about your work capacity.
I'll say that again: "If your condition meets a listing, you do not have to introduce any other evidence about your work capacity."
Therefore it is much easier to get approved for benefits.
Meet a listing level cases are usually decided faster since the Social Security decision-maker does not have to evaluate anything other than medical evidence.
If your case meets a listing, there is a good chance it will be approved at the initial or reconsideration appeal stage.
Summary: Not every Social Security disability case will meet a listing because there are not listing categories for every medical issue, and because the exact evidence may not be available. However, if your case can be decided based on the listing, your will get your favorable decision much faster and without the need for a hearing.
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As a starting point, every SSDI and SSI case should be reviewed as a possible listing level case. With over 30 years experience, Ginsberg knows how to give you the best chance of meeting a listing, and therefore getting approved for benefits.
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SSA GOVERNMENT LISTINGS
Listing 1 - Musculoskeletal System
Listing 2 - Special Senses & Speech
Listing 3 - Respiratory System
Listing 4 - Cardiovascular System
Listing 5 - Digestive System
Listing 6 - Genitourinary Impairments
Listing 7 - Hematological Disorders
Listing 8 - Skin Disorders
Listing 9 - Endocrine Disorders
Listing 10 - Congenital Disorders that Affect Multiple Body Systems
Listing 11 - Neurological
Listing 12 - Mental Disorders
Listing 13 - Malignant Neoplastic Diseases
Listing 14 - Immune System Disorders