7 Conditions that Qualify for a Disability Claim

7 Conditions that Qualify for a Disability Claim

If you plan to apply for disability benefits, you first need to understand which medical conditions qualify for a disability claim. Not all conditions will be eligible for benefits and each type of condition has a specific process that you’ll need to follow in order to have your claim approved. Learn more about the conditions that qualify for a disability claim below and how you can improve your chances of success.

Chronic Pain

Certain conditions and injuries that cause incapacitating pain and prevent you from going to work or completing everyday tasks, might make you eligible for compensation. Conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Psoriatic Arthritis, Sciatica, ACL injuries, and neck and cervical disorders that make it difficult to function properly are often eligible. Even conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome or migraines that cause debilitating pain can be grounds for disability support. 

Mental Illness

Certain mental illnesses that prevent you from doing your job can also qualify for disability benefits. Those who suffer from long-term symptoms of bipolar mood disorder and depression could be considered for short and long-term disability benefits.


Debilitating diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, heart disease, Lyme disease, Crohn’s disease and Lupus can leave someone with challenges that impact their everyday life and induce life-threatening complications. With a proper diagnosis, you can get the financial assistance you deserve.

Visual Disorders

If visual impairment or permanent visual loss leads to decreased productivity and economic losses, disability benefits may be an option too.

Sleep Disorders

Those who suffer from sleep disorders and have difficulty staying focused or concentrating should also seek compensation if it is affecting work.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

IBS can impact a person’s ability to lead a normal, healthy life. If the symptoms of IBS become so severe that you are unable to work at a regular job, applying for disability benefits is a practical solution.

Vestibular Disorders

Certain Vestibular disorders that cause dysfunction in parts of the brain and inner ear affecting balance can be eligible for disability benefits. Other qualifiers could include diagnosed Meniere’s disease, Acoustic Neuroma, Ototoxicity or other common types of vestibular disorders that create cognitive and psychological changes, spatial disorientation, hearing and visual impairment, and vertigo.

Not all medical conditions qualify for disability benefits in Canada. Some that are eligible require proper diagnosis, along with proof of treatment and other evidence that demonstrates that the condition is causing financial loss. If you’re not sure whether your condition applies, contact us at Zuber Brioux today.

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