Man having heart pain.

Heart Problems

Can I get disability for my heart disease?

Yes, it’s quite possible to get disability benefits for heart disease. It depends on a variety of factors, the most important of which is how does your heart disease impact your ability to work or even perform household chores? Your age, education background, and work background are also very relevant to how Social Security will analyze your case.

What sort of heart conditions does Social Security consider?

Congestive or chronic heart failure, recurrent arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy, ischemic heart disease, congenital heart disease, aneurysms, heart transplant, peripheral artery disease, deep vein thrombosis, chronic venous insufficiency. History of a heart attack or heart attacks on its own may not be enough. Social Security wants to know affects your functioning currently.

What medical evidence does Social Security consider when evaluating my heart disease?

Social Security looks at your surgical history, your New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class, your ejection fraction, the diameter of your arteries/veins/capillaries, results of any stress tests (with particular emphasis on how many METS you achieved), percentage of blockage bypassed and non-bypassed arteries.

How can a lawyer help me win disability for heart disease?

Hiring a knowledgeable disability lawyer can help in many ways. From improving your chances of winning to alleviating stress, help is just a call away.