Disability for Skin Conditions

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There are many types of skin diseases, some of which can qualify for disability. Social Security has impairment listings on skin conditions that are most likely to be disabling, including ichthyosis, bullous disease, dermatitis, chronic skin infections, hidradenitis suppurativa, and photosensitivity disorders. Skin cancers like squamous cell carcinoma,melanoma, and basal cell carcinomas are discussed in Social Security's cancer listings. Common skin lesions like impetigo, actinic keratosis, and seborrheic keratosis are never disabling and are not in Social Security's Listing of Impairments. Other skin diseases like psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, eczema, dyshidrosis (dyshidrotic eczema), and cellulitis can qualify for Social Security or SSI disability, either through Social Security's dermatitis listing or another disability listing.

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