What "Meeting a Listing" Means
There are certain medical conditions that are considered so severe that you qualify for disability if you have them and certain other requirements are met. Social Security maintains a list of these conditions, and I often win my client's claim by proving that they "meet a Listing." When a Claimant's impairments meet or medically equals the criteria of the listed impairments he or she may be found disabled without further evaluation.
"Meeting a listing" is only one way of proving disability. Even if you don't meet a specific listing, if a combination of your impairments prevent you from working, and no jobs exist in substantial numbers in the economy that you can do, you can be found disabled.