About Alopecia General alopecia FAQs Is alopecia classed as a disability? Alopecia in its own right is not classed as a disability in legal or employment terms. For something to qualify as a disability, it means it has to have a substantial and adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day to day activities. Alopecia itself does not limit abilities but the mental health impact can. Any consequential mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression may fall into the disability definition but alopecia alone does not.