Disorders That May Qualify You For A Pension For Permanent Disability

Permanent disability pensions are the third most paid within the bouquet of contributory pensions in our country. According to Social Security data, each month more than 950,000 benefits of this type are paid, probably the most special of the contributory ones.

The reason is that, although Social Security follows a series of processes for its concession, the truth is that permanent disability is not as determinable a reality as retirement (a worker reaches that age and accumulates a level of contribution ) or widowhood (you can prove a death that entitles you to the pension if there is a marriage or common-law relationship).

Within the 135 business days that Social Security has to decide whether to grant the pension for permanent disability or not, the applicant will not only have to provide all the information regarding their physical condition, since they will also have to go through the medical court, that it will issue a non-binding opinion but it will be taken into account by the provincial Social Security department, which is in charge of deciding.

In this step of the process and in the long waiting times it is normal for the applicant to wonder how many options he has to obtain the permanent disability pension and if the illness or disease he suffers guarantees said benefit. Questions for which there is no sure answer.

In the first place, because Social Security does not have a list of diseases that ‘give’ a disability pension . Secondly, because that list cannot exist either. As the specialized law firm Campmany Abogados reports on its website , what really matters is the patient and not the disease . This means that what you have to know is the influence of the disease or illness on the applicant’s daily or working life, since the effects of this disease are not homogeneous and can be very different depending on the patient.

All in all, the experience accumulated in multiple application procedures allows the firm to draw up a list of illnesses and ailments that have traditionally resulted in a greater number of permanent disability pension grants. This list is not a bible, it is only an informative and approximate document that in no case ensures that the fact of having one of these diseases guarantees the collection of the pension.

This is the complete list of diseases prepared by Campmany Abogados (they are arranged by sections and in alphabetical order):


Digestive system
-ulcerative colitis

-Crohn’s disease

-Morbid obesity

-Chronic pancreatitis


-Heart disease


Cardiovascular diseases


-atrial fibrillation

-Pulmonary hypertension

-Acute myocardial infarctions

-Mitral regurgitation

-Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome.


-Tetralogy of Fallot

mental illnesses
-Drug addiction, gambling or alcoholism




-Borderline personality or post-traumatic stress

-Burnout syndrome

-Anxiety disorders

-Bipolar disorder

-Obsessive compulsive disorder

Internal Medicine

-Systemic lupus erythematosus

-Chemical sensitivity

-Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

-Chronic renal insufficiency

-Kidney transplant

-Sleep apnea

-Professional or occupational asthma

-Respiratory diseases caused by asbestos


-COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)





-Multiple sclerosis


-Myasthenia gravis


-peripheral neuropathy


-Arnold Chiari, Lambert-Eaton and Post Polio Syndromes

-Cranioencephalic trauma

-Retinal detachment


-optic neuropathy

-Loss of vision


-Breast cancer

-Lung cancer

-rectal cancer

-Hearing loss

-Meniere’s syndrome

– Rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis

-Behcet’s disease

-Ankylosing spondylitis

-Chronic fatigue


-Perthes disease


-Cervical hernia

-Low back pain

-Serious pathologies of the hand, hip, shoulder, elbows or feet

-Cauda equina syndrome.

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