Find Out If Your Heart Disorder Qualifies You for Social Security Disability Benefits
Heart disorders, including heart attack and stroke, are a common cause of disability. If applying for Social Security disability benefits, Medicare, or Florida Medicaid, you must prove you are unable to work and are limited by your cardiac condition.
A heart disorder can result from lifestyle, genetics, and exposure to chemicals, or the wrong or incorrect dosage of medication, among other causes.
Since understanding heart disorder disability is a narrow area of the law, our Jacksonville Florida Social Security attorneys want to assure you that our legal team has successfully represented patients who have applied for Social Security disability benefits.
Medical Records and Your Disability Hearing
First, your medical records must be sufficient to present to a Social Security disability hearing. With a history of medical appointments, a record of hospitalizations, notations from your doctor including medications and therapy, a complete picture will need to be presented to make your case.
If your cardiovascular impairment is considered “manageable” and you can sit down for a long period of time without discomfort and you can breathe normally, you might be denied benefits, or may be directed to a new occupation.
A Social Security review will determine whether or not your condition fits a listed condition for disability. Additionally, if your heart condition is combined with other medical problems such as diabetes, if you are taking medications that may interfere with your ability to do your job, if you cannot be relied upon to do an adequate job, if you cannot lift anything or have an inability to concentrate, or if a significant amount of the heart has been damaged, all of these circumstances may be taken into consideration to confirm a disability.
Farah & Farah’s Jacksonville SSD Heart Disorder Disability Lawyers are on Your Side
The Jacksonville Social Security disability attorneys at Farah & Farah will review your medical records and make sure, if applicable, they include the specific functional limitations that are required by Social Security forms.
If your cardiac condition has changed over time, as can happen, and you have added medications or are now depressed as a result of your heart disorder, our attorneys will make sure that an accurate and complete list of your symptoms becomes part of the application and all of the medical records are added to your record.
The process can take at least a year to work through the system at a time when you are ill, so it is important that your initial filing for benefits is as complete as it can be.
If your heart disorder disability case is denied we will review your file thoroughly and make sure you are ready for the reconsideration. Farah & Farah’s Jacksonville SSD heart disorder attorneys (our attorneys) can guide you through the medical, judicial, and administrative challenges when you most need help. Call 855-797-9899 for help.