August 16, 2010

Heart Problems and Indiana Social Security Disability Benefits

Nearly six (6) million of Americans suffer from heart failure every year. Many of these individuals are Indiana residents that may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a set of qualifying disability listings covering the various types of heart impairments referred to in the listing of impairments section 4.1 through 4.12. This listing of impairments discusses a set criteria of requirements that the claimant must meet to be granted monthly Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits. Although there are other ways to receive Social Security disability benefits, some of the impairments listed under this listing are:

    • chronic heart failure, 
    • ischemic heart disease,
    • recurrent arrhythmias, 
    • symptomatic congenital heart disease, 
    • heart transplant,
    • aneurysm of aorta or major branches, and
    • chronic venous insufficiency.

For more information on these impairments and their requirements by SSA, please visit www.ssa.gov. 

Due to the complexity of the medical terminology and rules in a disability claim for cardiovascular disease, you may want to consider the help of a Social Security Disability Attorney to assist you with your disability claim. Indianapolis Social Security Disability Attorney Scott D. Lewis and his staff may help assist you in submitting all the relevant medical evidence to support your disability claim, as well as attempt to retrieve the opinion evidence from your doctors. Medical evidence may be very beneficial in supporting your SSDI or SSI claim. It is imperative that you prove to the SSA how your heart disease impacts your ability to work.  Some of the necessary evidence for your claim can include:

    1. reports of the history of your illness from your doctor,
    2. physical examinations,
    3. laboratory studies, and
    4. your prescribed treatment.

Scott D. Lewis is an Indiana Attorney that has experience in Social Security disability claims. In his years of experience, Scott D. Lewis has helped many Indiana disability claimants with their disability appeals.

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