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Does your heart condition qualify for Social Security Disability?

On Behalf of | Jun 29, 2020 | Social Security Disability Benefits For Illness

There are many people in the Oklahoma City area who have a heart condition. Heart disease is the number one killer of people in the United States and those who have a serious heart condition know how important it is for them to follow doctor’s orders. Some serious heart conditions can affect a person’s ability to do their job, making it hard to support their family. In these cases, a person may want to look into whether Social Security Disability is an option.

There are many heart conditions a person may have that can affect their ability to work. Social Security Disability may be an option for those who have certain types of heart disease. Cardiovascular disease is listed under Section 4 of the Blue Book Listing of Impairments for Social Security Disability as a condition that is potentially disabling.

There are many different cardiovascular diseases listed that may qualify a person for Social Security Disability. Chronic heart failure where the heart is not able to supply enough blood to the body is one condition. Ischemic heart disease, recurrent arrhythmias, peripheral arterial disease, and congenital heart disease are some other conditions. A heart transplant can qualify a person for Social Security Disability for up to one year as well.

If a person believes that their heart condition may qualify them for Social Security Disability they may want to speak with an attorney who specializes in SSD. An attorney can review their client’s medical records and help them with their application. SSD can be complicated and having a skilled attorney to help with the process can improve the chances of a person receiving this valuable benefit.