Qualifying for SSD with Heart and Blood Disease

Certain heart and blood vessel disorders are considered disabling conditions by the Social Security Administration and may qualify you for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.

The SSA will need detailed reports of your medical history, physical examinations, laboratory studies, and any prescribed treatments you’ve had over the past months or years to determine whether you qualify for SSD with heart or blood disease. If you haven’t received any treatment, the SSA will evaluate your case based on your current condition and any other evidence you are able to produce.

Types of Cardiovascular Disabilities

Cardiovascular complications relate to the heart and blood vessels. According to the SSA heart or blood disease may be considered disabling if it affects the heart’s ability function or impacts the circulatory system (i.e., arteries, veins, capillaries, and the lymphatic drainage).

Disabling heart and blood conditions include:

  • Chronic heart failure (when the heart can no longer pump sufficient blood to the body)
  • Heart disease (narrowing of blood vessels that supply oxygen to the heart)
  • Arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat)
  • Aneurysm (abnormal widening of an artery due to weakness in the blood vessel wall)
  • Chronic venous insufficiency (condition when veins have problems sending blood from the legs back to the heart)
  • Peripheral arterial disease (narrowing of blood vessels that results in reduced blood flow to the limbs)

Our Social Security Disability Lawyers Want to Help

At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, our Social Security Disability attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the rights of people like you whose lives are affected by heart and blood vessel disorders. We know the SSA may often deny benefits claims for people with similar conditions, and that’s why we strive to build strong claims for our clients.

When you contact us, you won’t see a single bill unless we get benefits for you. Get in touch with us today.


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