Any type of heart disease can be a serious condition. Weakened heart muscles, reduced oxygen transfer, or even heart attacks and strokes are all considered disabling by the Social Security Administration. If you need help shouldering the burden of medical bills and the costs of living, it can seem like you have no place to turn. But there is hope.
Our Chicago Lawyers Help You Qualify & Apply for Disability Benefits for Heart Disease
At Nash Disability Law, our lawyers are focused on getting to know your specific needs. Our team has the experience of over three decades and thousands of cases to help you file and get the benefits you both need and deserve. Our lawyers know the system at both the local and federal levels, and they’ll get the right piece of evidence, at the right time, to the right person, in the right way to successfully apply or appeal your disability claim.
Social Security’s Disability Requirements for Heart Disease
For heart conditions, your specific diagnosis can significantly change the disability qualifications you need to meet. In addition, complications and symptoms from heart disease can strengthen your case for receiving disability benefits, and often are the deciding factor for the ALJs deciding your case.
Nash Disability Law gives these tips to qualify for disability for heart disease:
- It’s important you follow all of your doctor’s orders for treatment including taking any heart medication your doctor prescribes.
- Ask for and keep all medical evidence and test results — this will play a key role in your application for benefits
- Even if you don’t meet the technical criteria for disability benefits, if you can’t sustain the demands of your previous work, you may qualify under a “Medical Vocational Allowance”