What is the Social Security Disability Blue Book?

Formally known as Disability Evaluation Under Social Security, the Social Security “Blue Book” is the Social Security Administration’s official listing of disabling impairments as they relate to applying for and being awarded Social Security Disability, or SSD.

Social Security DisabilityThe “Blue Book” is designed to provide doctors and other health professionals with a tool for understanding the various disability programs offered by the Social Security Administration – including Social Security Disability.

The “Blue Book” can help health professionals better understand the types of information they can provide to help make sure prompt and accurate decisions on disability claims are made.

Elements of the “Blue Book”

The “Blue Book” is divided into two parts: Part A, for adults, and Part B, for children.

Part A: Adults

Within Part A, readers find information about:

  • Musculoskeletal System.
  • Special Senses and Speech.
  • Respiratory System.
  • Cardiovascular System.
  • Digestive System.
  • Genitourinary Disorders.
  • Hematological Disorders.
  • Skin Disorders.
  • Endocrine Disorders.
  • Congenital Disorders that Affect Multiple Body Systems.
  • Neurological.
  • Mental Disorders.
  • Malignant Neoplastic Diseases.
  • Immune System Disorders.

Part B: Children

Part B is similar to Part A, but there are some differences as disorders related to children.

Within Part B, readers find information about:

  • Growth Impairment.
  • Musculoskeletal System.
  • Special Senses and Speech.
  • Respiratory System.
  • Cardiovascular System.
  • Digestive System.
  • Genitourinary Disorders.
  • Hematological Disorders.
  • Skin Disorders.
  • Endocrine Disorders.
  • Congenital Disorders that Affect Multiple Body Systems.
  • Neurological.
  • Mental Disorders.
  • Malignant Neoplastic Diseases.
  • Immune System Disorders.

Do You Need Help Filing a Social Security Disability Claim? Contact Social Security Disability lawyers

The “Blue Book” isn’t easy reading, and as you might have already experienced, filing for Social Security Disability isn’t an easy process; neither is it a smooth one, for many people. Often, people are denied Social Security benefits at least once – but sometimes even more often – during the filing process. Too often, being denied Social Security Benefits boils down to not having enough knowledge about – and not following – the proper SSD filing protocol.

Fortunately, the attorneys at Scott J. Sternberg and Associates, P.A. are here to help. Serving the Palm Beach County, Marin County, and Orlando areas, our Social Security Disability lawyers provide prime legal representation and devoted client service throughout the entire claims and appeals processes when filing for Social Security Disability.

Call us at (561)-687-5660 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation today. We offer evening and weekend appointments and will even travel if you’re unable to make it to one of our offices.

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