Heart Conditions that Qualify for Disability Benefits

Heart Conditions that Qualify for Disability

Cardiac disease continues to be one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Various heart conditions and heart failure cause excessive medical bills, lifelong disability, and death. Living with any heart condition puts strain and stress on a person, making daily life difficult. Social Security disability benefits can be the one saving grace for many.

The compassionate lawyers at Grundy Disability Group can help.

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Disability for Heart Problems

Cardiac conditions essentially starve the heart of oxygen. This reduces its ability to function correctly. Arteries become blocked over time, which puts further stress on the heart. Cardiac patients may have less energy, shortness of breath, and other symptoms, as well.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) requires specific documentation for the claimant to be approved for benefits. This includes a complete medical history of related symptoms, medical diagnoses, and all treatments with related results. Support should also include angiograms, EKGs, and other cardiac testing.

The SSA currently recognizes several heart impairments that can qualify one for disability benefits. These include conditions that prohibit the heart from functioning as it should or that impair circulation.

Light shines down on Statue of Justice on a wooden desk with a dark gray wall behind itEach cardiac diagnosis has a unique set of requirements for applicants. Supporting evidence must show that these criteria are met and that the related symptoms affect the claimant’s ability to work.

If requirements are not fully met, Grundy Disability Group may still be able to help based on related factors. Heart patients commonly also experience psychological issues due to their illness, including depression and anxiety. This can be difficult to document, but we can build a successful case around comorbid conditions.

Congestive Heart Failure Disability Lawyers

If you have any type of heart disease, systolic heart failure, or other cardiac condition, we can help. Our Social Security disability attorneys are dedicated to helping our clients get the benefits they need and have earned.

We help obtain and submit the necessary medical records and support for a successful claim. Our lawyers believe in full transparency and will keep you informed every step of the way. We will help take the burden off your shoulders, so you can focus on your health and life.

Whether you have had a heart attack or heart transplant, we are here for you. Rely on the experience and expertise of Grundy Disability Group. Schedule your free consultation today.

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Further Resources:

American Heart Association – National organization emphasizing healthy choices for people suffering from heart disease.

CDC Heart Disease – Lists signs and symptoms of heart problems and provides educational materials.

Disability Evaluation Under Social Security – Information from the SSA site on the requirements for claiming heart disease as a disability.

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