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SSA Listing 1.19 Pathologic Fractures

Pathologic fractures, which occur due to weakened or diseased bones, can significantly impact an individual's musculoskeletal functioning and overall quality of life. Recognizing the challenges faced by individuals with these fractures, the Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability benefits under specific circumstances. In this blog post, we will explore SSA Listing 1.19, which outlines the criteria for individuals with pathologic fractures to qualify for disability benefits.

Understanding the Criteria:

To meet the requirements of SSA Listing 1.19, individuals must fulfill the following documented criteria:

A. Pathologic Fractures on Three Separate Occasions:

Individuals must have experienced pathologic fractures on three separate occasions within a 12-month period. Pathologic fractures are fractures that occur due to weakened bones caused by underlying conditions such as tumors, osteoporosis, or other diseases affecting bone health.

B. Impairment-related Physical Limitations:

Individuals must have impairment-related physical limitations in their musculoskeletal functioning resulting from the pathologic fractures. These limitations must have lasted or are expected to last for a continuous period of at least 12 months. Medical documentation is crucial to support these limitations and provide evidence of the impact on mobility, range of motion, and the ability to perform work-related activities.

Living with pathologic fractures can pose significant challenges, affecting an individual's mobility, range of motion, and ability to perform work-related activities. The SSA recognizes these difficulties and offers disability benefits under specific circumstances. If you meet the criteria outlined in SSA Listing 1.19, consult with your healthcare provider and consider seeking legal assistance to navigate the application process effectively. Comprehensive medical documentation and compelling evidence of the impact of your pathologic fractures on your musculoskeletal functioning are essential. Remember, you have the right to access the support you need to improve your quality of life and financial stability.