Social Security's Listings for systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic vasculits, systemic sclerosis, polymyositis, dermatositis, undifferentiated and mixed connective tissue disease, innume deficiency diseases apart from HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS, inflammatory arthritis, and Sjögren’s syndrome all contain the following criteria
... one of the following at the marked level:
1. Limitation of activities of daily living.2. Limitation in maintaining social functioning.3. Limitation in completing tasks in a timely manner due to deficiencies in concentration, persistence, or pace.
This language is also part of the current mental impairment Listings but those Listings will be replaced by new criteria in a couple of weeks and that language isn't in the new mental impairment Listings. Did Social Security mean to leave the old criteria in place for these rheumatic disorders or did they just miss it? I'm thinking the former since they did alter similar child's rheumatic disorder Listings to track with the new child mental impairment Listings but I don't know. I'm not sure that it matters that much since I've seen no sign that Social Security is paying attention to the mental effects of rheumatic disorders, regardless of the Listings.