Heart Conditions


Including: Cardiac or Heart Problems, Chronic Heart Failure, Ventricular Dysfunction, Myocardial Ischemia, Necrosis of Heart Muscle, Syncope, Cyanosis, Vein or Artery Disorders (for example obstruction, rupture, or aneurysm) Peripheral Vascular Disease.

In order to be granted Social Security Disability or SSI benefits your heart problems must be affecting you to the point that you will not be able to do any kind of work for at least 12 months. If you are unable to do the work you currently do, consider whether or not you could reasonably do another job. If you still feel like you couldn’t, then you may have a good claim. Conditions of the heart will be very hard to prove without medical documentation. You should be seeing doctors regularly to substantiate this claim. Disabilitycanhappen.org states, Cardiovascular/circulatory disorders accounted for 12.1% of all disability claims in 2012.

We’ll have to be able to prove that the heart condition, or this combined with your other disabilities has lasted, or will last at least 12 months. The problem also has to be recurring. If you have not had recurring difficulty stemming from your heart condition the chances of your claim being granted lessen. Appropriate medical testing is also required, such as an EKG. If the condition is treatable and your doctor expects that you will be able to go back to work within 12 months then it is unlikely you will receive benefits based on this disability alone.

As with any disability, your chances of being granted increase if you have consistent medical records of your condition. If you have not seen any doctors within a few months of your application, you may be sent to a doctor who will evaluate your condition. It is best to have your own doctor.

If you are not sure whether or not your claim would qualify for benefits, give us a call. It is always best to get an application in if you are unsure. Some people wait so long that they lose their eligibility for Social Security, and many lose months of benefits for waiting to apply.

The medical listings that describe the criteria for Heart Conditions are; 4.00 Cardiovascular System – Adult.