Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

Common Disabilities, Medical Conditions That Qualify for SSD Benefits

Discover what an aggressive Social Security Disability attorney in Scranton can do for you

Social Security Disability benefits can be a financial lifeline for many people unable to work due to a severe injury or illness. But obtaining benefits is not always easy. The Social Security Administration has strict guidelines concerning which conditions qualify for these benefits.

That's why applications for Social Security Disability benefits must be precise. Otherwise, applicants might have their application for Social Security Disability benefits denied. Our SSD attorneys at O'Malley & Langan understand this - and we work diligently on every case we handle in Northeastern Pennsylvania. We make sure to collect all of the relevant and appropriate documentation in support of clients' claims.

What disabilities or medical conditions qualify for Social Security Disability?

It's not enough to have a disability to collect benefits from the government. In order to qualify for SSD benefits, applicants must have or had a job covered by Social Security for 5 out of the last 10 years AND have an injury or medical condition expected to last at least 1 year

Beyond those criteria, the Social Security Administration provides SSD benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits (payable to disabled adults and children with limited income and resources) for many of the following medical conditions and disabilities:

  • Amputation
  • Arthritis
  • Asbestos exposure
  • Back injury
  • Blindness
  • Burn injuries
  • Cancer
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cerebral palsy
  • COVID-19 (long-haul)
  • Diabetes
  • Hearing loss
  • Heart attack
  • Hip replacement
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Liver disease
  • Lupus
  • Mesothelioma
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neck injury
  • Sick building syndrome
  • Silicosis
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Why should I hire Pennsylvania SSD attorney Todd J. O'Malley?

Attorney O'Malley and his colleagues at O'Malley & Langan have a well-earned reputation for delivering results. That's why so many people in Northeastern Pennsylvania turn to Todd J. O'Malley for cases involving Social Security Disability benefits.

You have too much riding on the outcome of your case. Give your case the attention it rightfully deserves. This may be your only opportunity for justice. Seize it. Fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve. Contact us. We can help.

Serious cases demand serious attention. Put your trust in a law firm that puts your needs first. Contact O'Malley & Langan today. Call (866) 326-0100 and schedule a free case evaluation today. We don't get paid unless you win. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Office Locations



201 Franklin Avenue

Scranton, PA 18503

p. 570-344-2667



9 North Main Street

Pittston, PA 18640

p. 570-883-1321



213 Main Street

Towanda, PA 18848

p. 570-265-5800