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Disability qualifying benefits available to those with heart disease

People who are unable to work or perform daily functions due to heart disease may be able to receive disability qualifying benefits from the Social Security Administration.

Although cancer and diabetes have increased over the years, heart disease remains the leading cause of death of Americans today. About a million people die each year from heart disease, but many still live on with the disability, unable to work. Individuals who cannot support themselves or their family may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits.

Chicago area residents affected by heart disease are not alone in their fight for normalcy, as nearly 9.4 million people nationwide received benefits from the Social Security Administration last year. Benefits are based on prior earnings and last year averaged $1,068 per month. The benefits are largely funded by a tax on American workers split between employers and employees.

The law offices of Harold W. Conick & Associates. Ltd., located in Wheaton, Illinois, are well versed in issues involving heart disease and disability claims. We are available to represent clients afflicted with heart disease throughout the Chicago Metropolitan region and the Midwestern states. We have successfully represented both children and adults who suffer from heart conditions before the Social Security Administration.