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Can you get social security disability for a heart condition?

Social security for heart condition

Coronary heart disease refers to a narrowing of the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply oxygen and blood to the heart. These arteries are responsible for supplying oxygen rich blood to the whole body. Failure to do so may be because of plaque causing the arteries to become narrower or blocked in some cases.

Depending on the severity of your disability and provided that it is present in the cardiac impairments in the Blue Books' listings, your case would be approved by the social security administration, SSA.

Here are some common heart conditions listed in the Blue Book that may qualify you for social security disability benefits:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Heart transplant
  • Aorta or major branch blockage
  • Recurrent Heart Arrhythmias
  • Heart failure of CT ratio of 55% or above
  • History of severe heart attack
  • Acute angina pectoris
  • Atypical angina
  • Silent ischemia
  • Variant angina

The basic medical records would be required to submit along with your application would be at least 3 months of longitudinal clinical record of your heart disease that is at least 3 months of medical history including medical examinations, physical exercises and laboratory tests such as ETT, angiography, echocardiograms, electrocardiogramsetc

Be sure to include any side effects due to your medication or treatment that may be preventing you to perform in work, such as lethargy, dizziness, memory loss, blurred vision.

For individualized information on your disability, you can consult our social security attorneys to assist in proper paperwork and filing of your social security disability application.

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Wednesday, 21 August 2019