Can I obtain disability benefits for a heart condition?

When individuals are diagnosed with a heart condition, not only can it be nerve-wracking, but it may also be life-changing. In some cases, a diagnosis of a heart condition is so life altering that the individual is no longer able to work. This can cause significant financial insecurity and uncertainty about the future. Fortunately, the United States has a system to help those who have become disabled and can no longer work, known as Social Security Disability Insurance. The program and its application processes can be very confusing and it can be difficult to have a claim approved. Applicants must prove that they can no longer work due to their heart condition. A few of the heart conditions that may be eligible to receive SSD benefits include complications from a heart attack or stroke, uncontrolled hypertension, chronic heart failure, Ischemic heart disease, and others.

If you have been diagnosed with a heart condition that makes it impossible to work, you should make sure to obtain all of the medical records you can regarding the condition. It is also vitally important that you follow your doctors’ recommendations and continue to receive all the treatment that is required. These records and ongoing treatment serve as proof that you do, in fact, meet the disability threshold. If your claim has been denied, it is crucial that you consult with an experienced SSD attorney who can help you gather evidence to fulfill the burden of proof and appeal your claim. Our firm understands that your future is at stake and is here to help. Contact us today.

If you require experienced legal representation for a matter of Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Insurance, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, or Legal Malpractice, Siragusa Law Firm is here to help. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation so we can discuss your case.