July 6, 2011
Heart Attack and Your Indiana Social Security Disability Appeal
Indianapolis disability lawyer Scott Lewis talks to numerous clients who are suffering from cardiovascular impairments. Many of these individuals have been hospitalized on many occasions and are struggling to keep their lives on track due to the after effects of a heart attack or other heart problem. When attempting to win your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claim it is important to remember there are certain aspects of your claim the Social Security Administration (SSA) is focused on.
The Social Security Administration does evaluate heart problems under what they term “The Cardiovascular System” in its Listing of Impairments 4.00. This listing outlines the criteria that needs to be met for a finding of disability. This section outlines disabling cardiovascular conditions in different categories and these include:
- Chronic heart failure
- Ischemic heart disease
- Recurrent arrhythmias
- symptomatic congenital heart disease
- Heart transplant
- Aneurysm of aorta or major branches
- Chronic venous insufficiency
- Peripheral arterial disease
Indiana Social Security disability claimants should keep in mind that medical records may be the key to a successful Indiana Social Security disability claim. Continued medical care by a qualified physician specializing in the area of your disabling condition can create medical records that may be very beneficial in your disability claim. A supportive physician can also help your claim by completing disability forms that outline how your heart condition affects your ability to work.
Indianapolis Social Security disability attorney Scott Lewis represents many clients suffering from a heart condition that is preventing them from working and providing for themselves and their family. If you have questions concerning a Social Security disability claim, you may want to contact the SSA, an attorney, or a claimant representative. Most lawyers and claimant representatives offer a free consultation.