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Proving that a Cardiovascular System Disorder Equals Or Meets a Listing

By Kenton Koszdin on August 7, 2018 | In Disability Insurance

Proving that a Cardiovascular System Disorder Equals Or Meets a Listing

If you have a cardiovascular impairment that impairs your ability to perform everyday activities, such as performing those functions related to your job, you may have a disability that meets the criteria established by the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Listings of Impairments (the “Listings”). The Listings detail impairments considered severe enough to prevent an individual from performing substantial gainful activity (SGA). The assistance of an experienced and knowledgeable disability attorney can help any applicant through the sometimes time-consuming and complicated process of applying for disability benefits.

A longitudinal clinical record covering a time-period of not less than three months of observations and treatment is typically necessary unless Social Security can render a decision based on present evidence. A longitudinal clinical record is an ambulatory-care electronic medical record system used by physicians and other clinical staff for documentation of medical care and as a replacement for tangible, paper medical records.

A longitudinal clinical record must usually include a description of the ongoing treatment and evaluation provided by a treating physician. It should include the patient’s response to the healthcare provider’s medical management and information about the nature and severity of the individual’s impairment. These records provide Social Security with information on an applicant’s functional status over a longer period of time and show whether a claimant’s ability to function is improving, worsening, or static.

The Social Security Administration will make an effort to provide benefits expediently to applicants whose medical conditions are sufficiently serious that their conditions undoubtedly equal, if not exceed, disability requirements. This expedited process, referred to as (CAL) or Compassionate Allowances, identifies diseases and other medical conditions that qualify under the Listing of Impairments based on minimal objective medical data. CAL allows the SSA to focus on the most obviously disabled individuals for allowances based on objective medical information that is quickly obtainable. This allows individuals with severe cardiovascular impairments to receive benefits sooner than applicants suffering from a less serious impairment.

Hiring a qualified disability lawyer ensures the proper evaluation of your disability matter. To improve your chances of meeting all the requirements for the allowance of a claim (and avoiding the denial of benefits), retain the services of a qualified California disability attorney. Every application for social security benefits requires the consideration of a substantial list of issues over the life of a case. It’s one matter to apply for and receive benefits, but it’s another to understand what happens after this occurs over the long road ahead. The Kenton Koszdin Law Office provides the necessary experience to represent and assist you throughout the entire process in Social Security Disability and workers’ compensation. Contact the Kenton Koszdin Law Office to get the Social Security help you need in the San Fernando Valley! Call 800-438-7734 or visit us online. Se habla espańol!

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