Cardiac Impairments

Heart conditions can be serious and can make it difficult or even impossible to work, thus qualifying you for Social Security Disability benefits. Social Security uses a 5 step process to determine eligibility. Part of this process is investigating your medical condition and deciding if it meets a Listing. 

The listings are a set of impairments that if your condition meets their specific criteria, you are automatically determined to have a medical impairment.  This is important because it can shorten the processing time of your claim, and allow you to start receiving benefits much sooner, than if you need to prove that your condition keeps you from any doing any work.

5 step evaluation process for SSA

The listings for heart conditions include the following:

  • Chronic heart failure
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Recurrent arrhythmias
  • Symptomatic congenital heart disease
  • Heart transplant
  • Aneurysm of aorta or major branches
  • Chronic venous insufficiency, and
  • Peripheral arterial disease.  cardiac impairments

Included in the category of cardiovascular impairment is any disorder that affects the proper functioning of the heart or the circulatory system.  The disorder can be congenital or acquired.  

You’ll find detailed explanations for these disorders in the following posts:

Cardiac Impairments part 1

Cardiac Impairment Part 2

It’s easy to understand that Social Security is very specific and demanding in the medical tests and records required to meet a listing.  It is quite common to be denied benefits at the initial stages even with a severe disorder.

The Social Security Disability Lawyers at Match and Farnsworth, P.C., have experience in navigating the complex process of applying for benefits, and they are experienced in obtaining, explaining, and submitting medical records with easy to understand advocacy that helps the examiners at Social Security realize the severity of your condition and grant your claim sooner.

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