Sleep apnea is a very common medical condition, with roughly 22 million Americans suffering from some form of the condition. This is according to the American Sleep Apnea Association
. However, there is a broad range of severity, and no two cases are exactly the same. The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) no longer recognizes sleep apnea, which was previously listed under Section 3.10 of the SSA Regulations
. However, SSA does still allow a potential claimant to receive disability for respiratory conditions under the same Section of the regulations, provided the condition is severe enough to warrant such a disability finding. Here is what you need to know about sleep apnea and social security disability.