Skin Disorders Disability

Social Security’s rules recognize a wide variety of medical conditions which, if severe enough, may qualify for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration. Over the next few days I will post the types of conditions that are recognized by the Administration as “Listings of Impairments”.

Today’s category includes Skin Disorders. These conditions include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Ichthyosis,
with extensive skin lesions that persist for at least 3 months despite continuing treatment as prescribed.

2. Bullous disease (for example, pemphigus, erythema multiforme bullosum, epidermolysis bullosa, bullous pemphigoid, dermatitis herpetiformis), with extensive skin lesions that persist for at least 3 months despite continuing treatment as prescribed.

3. Chronic infections of the skin or mucous membranes, with extensive fungating or extensive ulcerating skin lesions that persist for at least 3 months despite continuing treatment as prescribed.

4. Dermatitis (for example, psoriasis, dyshidrosis, atopic dermatitis, exfoliative dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis), with extensive skin lesions that persist for at least 3 months despite continuing treatment as prescribed.

5. Hidradenitis suppurativa, with extensive skin lesions involving both axillae, both inguinal areas or the perineum that persist for at least 3 months despite continuing treatment as prescribed.

6. Genetic photosensitivity disorders, including but not limited to xeroderma pigmentosum.

7. Burns, with extensive skin lesions that have lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months.