Heart Disease: Understand How The Social Security Administration Evaluates These Claims
Did you know that the term heart disease covers a number of different medical conditions? The Social Security Administration has a listing of impairments under heart disease that covers the following cardio vascular conditions:
- Hypertensive heart disease
- Ischemic heart disease
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Congenital heart disease
- Peripheral Artery Disease
- Valvular heart disease
- Heart transplants
- Chronic heart failure
If you have been diagnosed with any of these conditions and your physician has advised that you are unable to work, you should immediately apply for Social Security Disability benefits.
The Social Security Administration will evaluate your heart disease claim using the five step sequential evaluation. If you have a heart disease that meets what is called a “listing” you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. If, unfortunately, your medical records do not establish the necessary medical evidence of a listing, don’t give up.
You may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits at step four and five of the five step sequential evaluation based on a medical vocational allowance.
If your heart disease condition prevents you from returning to the lightest job that you have held in the last fifteen years, the burden of proof shifts to the Social Security Administration to show that you are capable of “other work”. The Social Security Administration will evaluate your transferable skills and the functional restrictions and limitation assigned by your physician in determining whether or not you meet steps four and five of the five step sequential evaluation.
If your claim for Social Security Disability benefits has been denied as a result of heart disease, you should immediately appeal your claim and retain the services of an experience heart disease Social Security Disability attorney to help you get the Social Security Disability benefits that you are entitled to. Give us a call today 727-894-3188 to discuss your heart disease claim.