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For National Heart Month, a Guide to Cardiovascular Disability

By Kenton Koszdin Law Office on February 14, 2013 | In Social Security Disability

For many people, National Heart Month brings a renewed commitment to heart-healthy exercise, diet, and living habits. For others, the month is a reminder that their cardiac health is already impaired – and that keeping their hearts in the best shape possible is important, even with a disability.

Many heart-related conditions make a person eligible for Social Security Disability insurance coverage. Several of these are listed in Section 4.00 of the Social Security Disability “Blue Book,” Disability Evaluation Under Social Security.

Conditions that are specifically listed in the Blue Book include:

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

Conditions listed in the Blue Book typically qualify an individual for Social Security Disability benefits; they commonly prevent people from working and are expected to last at least a year and/or to result in death. Conditions that are not listed in the Blue Book may nonetheless qualify a person for disability benefits if they prevent that person from working and are expected to last at least a year and/or to cause death. It is also possible to have a heart condition in combination with other medical conditions that together cause disability.

If you’re struggling with a heart or other health condition and need help filing for disability or fighting a denial of benefits, don’t hesitate to call the compassionate southern California Social Security Disability heart disorder lawyers at the Kenton Koszdin Law Office. Our number is (888) 734-4438; contact us today for a free, confidential consultation.

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