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Heart problems can disrupt your daily life, potentially making it difficult to maintain employment. Fortunately, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which provides monthly benefits to people who meet the criteria for work history and disability levels concerning various heart conditions. Our disability benefits attorneys can provide further insight into your potential claim.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) takes the severity of the heart problem into consideration if you are filing for disability. Heart conditions that produce noticeable symptoms, including chest pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, fluid retention, dizziness, palpitations, and even heart attacks, can severely affect your ability to function and fulfill job responsibilities, making you eligible for SSDI.
Some common heart problems that qualify include congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, heart arrhythmias, chronic venous insufficiency, and peripheral arterial disease. Other impairments, such as congenital heart defects, heart transplants, and aneurysms of the aorta, can also qualify for SSDI.
If you have become disabled due to a heart condition, and it is expected to last longer than a year, then it is best to file the SSDI claim as quickly as possible. To qualify for these benefits, you must have a work history in which you paid Social Security taxes. The specific work history requirements can vary depending on your age and when the heart disability began.
The first step of the application process is to consult with a medical professional and gather all medical documents concerning your condition. Next, file an application through the SSA website, by phone, or in person at a local SSA office. Be prepared to provide information about your heart condition, work history, and other personal information. Then, you will have to wait for a decision. It can take several months to hear back, and the Social Security Administration may request additional information.
When approved, you will begin to receive Social Security Disability payments. If you receive a denial, you have the option to go through an appeal process, which our legal team can guide you through.
To submit a claim or appeal a denial, you must present a convincing and organized case, in addition to fulfilling the disability and work history requirements. Applying for SSDI may seem like a daunting process, which is why seeking legal assistance can increase your chances of securing the benefits you deserve.
Jan Dils can assist in obtaining and requesting medical records concerning your heart condition, and if a claim is denied, we know how to properly appeal the claim to get a hearing. Reach out for a free consultation today and learn if you qualify for benefits.
Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law