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Are SSD benefits available for conditions of the heart?

More than 40% of deaths in the U.S. are caused by heart disease, making it the number one killer. Those in the San Diego area who have a heart condition may be concerned about their health and their future. Those who have a severe heart condition may be eligible for Social Security disability payments if they are no longer able to work.

Heart conditions eligible for SSD benefits

There are several different severe heart conditions that can qualify a person for Social Security disability. Cardiovascular disease is listed in the Social Security Blue Book Listing of Impairments, Section 4. The following are some of the heart issues that may qualify a person for Social Security Disability:

  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Recurrent arrhythmias
  • Symptomatic congenital heart disease
  • Heart transplant
  • Aorta aneurysm
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Peripheral arterial disease

A serious heart condition can make a San Diego resident eligible for Social Security Disability. A person may qualify for these benefits if they have worked for a certain period of time. Most of the time that is at least 7 years. They will also need to provide medical evidence of their condition and prove that their condition is limiting their ability to work.

How an attorney can help in claiming SSD benefits

An attorney who specializes in Social Security Disability can help their client understand their options. They can walk their client through the steps for applying for Social Security Disability and if their original claim is denied they can help with an appeal. An attorney has crucial experience and knowledge on the process of denied Social Security benefits and can go through the appeals and reconsideration process with their client.

                                                           

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