Social Security Administration has developed a complex list of guidelines related to various medical conditions. If your condition meets one of these criteria it can result in an automatic approval of disability benefits. Some of the areas include musculoskeletal conditions, cardiac disease and mental illness. One important job of a social security disability attorney is to determine if your condition meets one of these criteria so that this can be confirmed by your treating physicians. Even if your condition does not meet a specific requirement of the law, there is a possibility that it can be considered "medically equivalent" to the regulatory requirements and result in a finding of disability.