Heart Disease and Your Entitlement to Social Security Disability Benefits
You may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits as a result of cardiac disease. The Social Security Administration will use a Five Step Sequential Evaluation to determine your entitlement to benefits. At Step Three the Social Security Administration will evaluation whether or not you meet a listing.
To meet a listing, your medical records must document Angiographic evidence of one of the following:
1. 50% or more narrowing of a non-bypassed left main coronary artery
2. 70% or more narrowing of another non-bypassed coronary artery
3. 50% or more involving a long segment of a non-bypassed coronary artery
4. 50% or more narrowing of at least two non-bypassed coronary arteries
5. 70% or more narrowing of a bypassed graft vessel.
However, not all is lost if you are not able to meet a listing at Step Three.
You may have certain physical restrictions and limitations that prevent you from returning to your past relevant work.
If so, the burden of proof will shift to the Social Security Administration to show that based on your age, education, transferable skills, that there is another job that exists in the national economy that you may be capable of doing not withstanding your restrictions and limitations.
Cardiac disease Social Security attorney Nancy Cavey knows that it is crucial for you to give your physician updated information at every appointment about the limitations imposed by your cardiovascular disease. You may have shortness of breath, fatigue and even emotional concerns such as anxiety and depression.
Your medical records must reflect the actual problems that you have from your cardiac disease. This will help document your disability claim because the Social Security Administration may give your physicians medical records controlling weight in determining whether or not you receive your Social Security Disability benefits.
If your claim for Social Security Disability benefits has been denied, contact heart disease Social Security attorney Nancy Cavey, who represents Social Security applicants throughout the Tampa Bay area.
You can call for a complimentary Social Security Disability evaluation to determine if you are entitled to Social Security benefits. Contact her today at 727.894.3188.
If you are suffering from heart disease and are in need of disability benefits don’t let a Social Security denial prevent you from getting the Social Security Disability benefits that you are due.