Many Americans suffer from cardiovascular issues and heart disease which limits their ability to work. With February being American Heart Month, you should know that social security disability for heart disease may be available to you if you meet certain conditions.
Social Security Disability for Coronary Artery Disease
Those suffering from coronary artery disease have clogged arteries, or their arteries have narrowed; this keeps blood from flowing properly through the heart, depriving it of much-needed oxygen. Electrocardiogram testing, stress tests while exercising and heart catheterization are methods used to diagnose coronary artery disease. When applying for social security disability benefits due to this condition, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will need to see your abnormal imaging and stress test results, and that you have undergone numerous bypass or angioplasty procedures related to the heart condition.
Disability for Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive heart failure, or CHF, occurs when blood coming back into the heart via the veins is backed up, congesting the surrounding tissues. CHF prevents the heart from pumping adequate blood to the organs, and can cause other issues such as kidney issues and shortness of breath. CHF can be diagnosed through physical exam, x-ray, and electrocardiography. In order to award benefits for this condition, the SSA will look for poor ejection fraction, abnormal stress tests and imaging, and heart failure requiring hospital stays.
Disability for Arteriosclerosis
Arteriosclerosis occurs when the artery walls thicken due to calcium and fat deposits, which also restrict blood flow. This condition can cause heart attacks and obstructions in the arteries. Disability for this condition is evaluated under the SSA's ischemic heart disease listing.
If you suffer from heart disease, you may be eligible to receive social security disability benefits. The Social Security Disability lawyers attorneys at Dayes Law Firm PC will guide you through the application process, as well as assist you with any appeals, should you face them, working hard to get your claim approved quickly.