Social Security has laid out the requirements for over one hundred different medical conditions to be automatically approved for disability benefits. However, the requirements are strict and most people cannot meet them. Fortunately, there is another way to get disability benefits: though a medical-vocational allowance. In fact, most people who are approved for disability benefits get them through a medical-vocational allowance, which is when Social Security looks at your remaining abilities, your age, your education, and your prior job skills to determine if you can be expected to do any type of work. The articles in the medical categories below contain information about how to win a medical-vocational allowance for that particular condition.