Disabling Condition: Obesity

by Editorial Board on September 6, 2010 · 0 comments

in Obesity

Obesity is no longer a listed impairment.  However, Social Security does recognize that it is a condition that can make other diseases (cardiac, respiratory) or disorders (spinal cord, weight bearing abnormalities) worse.


  1. What is your height?
  2. What is your weight?
  3. Have you had any prescribed treatment to reduce your weight?
  4. Do you suffer from other diseases and disorders which are worsened due to your obesity?

Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) at 30 or above.  The BMI is calculated with this formula:

(Weight in pounds) divided by [(height in inches0 x (height in inches)] x 703.  You can also use the calculator at this website: http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/

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