DI 25225.060 Examples of Impairments That Functionally Equal The Listings (Section 416.926a(m))
The following are some examples of impairments and limitations that functionally equal
the listings. Findings of equivalence based on the disabling functional limitations
of a child's impairment(s) are not limited to the examples in this paragraph, because
these examples do not describe all possible effects of impairments that might be found
to functionally equal the listings. As with any disabling impairment, the duration
requirement must also be met (see DI 25505.025 and DI 25201.001 ff.).
Any condition that is disabling at the time of onset, requiring continuing surgical
management within 12 months after onset as a life-saving measure, or for salvage or
restoration of function, and such major function is not restored or is not expected
to be restored within 12 months after onset of the condition.
Effective Ambulation possible only with obligatory bilateral upper limb assistance.
Any physical impairment(s) or combination of physical and mental impairments causing
complete inability to function independently outside the area of one's home within
Requirement for 24-hour-a-day supervision for medical (including psychological) reasons.
Major congenital organ dysfunction which could be expected to result in death within
the first year of life without surgical correction, and the impairment is expected
to be disabling (because of residual impairment following surgery, or the recovery
time required, or both) until attainment of 1 year of age.