Unfortunately, not everybody with Cerebral Palsy will qualify for disability benefits. To help determine who does and does not qualify Social Security has put together the following guideline.


11.07 Cerebral palsy, characterized by A, B, or C:

  1. Disorganization of motor function in two extremities (see 11.00D1), resulting in an extreme limitation (see 11.00D2) in the ability to stand up from a seated position, balance while standing or walking, or use the upper extremities.


  1. Marked limitation (see 11.00G2) in physical functioning (see 11.00G3a), and in one of the following:
  2. Understanding, remembering, or applying information (see 11.00G3b(i)); or
  3. Interacting with others (see 11.00G3b(ii)); or
  4. Concentrating, persisting, or maintaining pace (see 11.00G3b(iii)); or
  5. Adapting or managing oneself (see 11.00G3b(iv)).


  1. Significant interference in communication due to speech, hearing, or visual deficit (see 11.00E2).

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