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Your Social Security disability lawyers in Ohio will help you to understand the Listing of Impairments for Social Security disability and meeting or equaling a listing.
For a claimant to be approved for Social Security disability benefits, he or she must meet the medical requirements specifying the condition’s severity. The requirements are detailed in the listings. A doctor will review your medical records and evaluate them. Then the evaluation will be compared to the relevant listing. In order to be deemed to have met the listing, the condition has to meet the requirements in both duration and severity. Once the condition you are suffering from meets a listing, the Social Security Administration can find you disabled. Then it will no longer be necessary to move forward with the sequential evaluation process and the remaining two steps.
Your disability lawyer in Cleveland will also tell you that you can still be approved for disability benefits if you equal a listing. The listings are detailed and extensive, but do not have every possible condition that can stop you from working. The SSA knows this and will accept the third step of the sequential evaluation process to be satisfied if your condition is found to “equal” the listing. Your impairment will be considered equal to a listing in the following circumstances: