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What You Need to Know About Filing For Disability Benefits When You Have Heart Disease

No matter what condition you have, you will need to prove that you qualify if you’re attempting to receive disability benefits. There are many factors that go into whether or not you qualify for disability. Just because you have a heart condition doesn’t mean that you’ll automatically be able to get benefits. It’s important that you are aware of what conditions need to be met in order to qualify.

Heart Disease Disability Benefits



You can apply for disability either online or in person at a local Social Security office. It’s important to first understand the process and gather the needed information.

What signifies heart disease?

– Coronary heart disease is also known as ischemic heart disease. On the SSA website, it is listed as ischemic heart disease. This disease occurs when there is plaque that builds inside of the arteries.

– Because of the presence of plaque, the arteries become more narrow and can even harden.

– You may not be getting enough blood and oxygen to the heart.

– Heart disease has the potential to cause a heart attack.

– Heart disease is not automatically covered by disability benefits.

How do you qualify for disability benefits?

– You need to meet the requirements on the SSA listing for ischemic heart disease.

– No matter what condition you have, in order to qualify for benefits your condition needs to be expected to last at least 12 months or be terminal.

– You must provide medical evidence and documentation. Before you apply for benefits, you should have information from multiple doctor’s visits. This should include tests that substantiate your condition and its severity.

– The evidence supplied by medical professionals often decide the case. Your doctor will be able to provide the best and most complete information in regards to your prognosis and condition.

– In addition to the information provided from specific doctors or specialists, evidence from the health facilities, such as hospitals and clinics, themselves will also be needed.

– You will also need to show that your condition affects your ability to function at your work. This evidence can be in the form of testimonials or letters from people who you work with.

– You will need to provide your medical history, lab findings, clinical findings and your official diagnosis. You also need a statement that refers to your ability to perform work-related tasks.

You may have questions in regards to your eligibility or the best way to go about applying for disability. Please contact us and we can help you through the process.

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