Many heart conditions including chronic heart failure, recurrent arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, heart transplants, and arterial disease are recognized by the Social Security Administration (SSA) as qualifying conditions for receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. However, the SSA evaluates each case individually to determine whether or not the effects of the heart condition or the treatments would preclude you from doing any kind of work for a period of at least twelve months.
In the Disability Evaluation Under Social Security manual (also known as the Blue Book), The Social Security Administration describes many heart conditions under the Cardiovascular System Disorder section. When evaluating individual cases, they consider a number of factors including:
- Impairments caused by the condition
- Medical evidence, including clinical and laboratory findings
- Effects of and response to treatment
At the Law Offices of Harold W. Conick & Associates Ltd., we are experienced in handling social security disability claims related to heart conditions including but not limited to chronic heart failure, recurrent arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, heart transplants, and arterial disease. We understand what the SSA is looking for when evaluating claims, and are here to be your tough advocates regardless of the level of your appeal.
We also realize that this is a difficult time, and are here to answer your questions. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today.