If My Cardiovascular Condition Doesn’t Meet the Listing, Can I Try to Prove That My Condition Equals a Listing?
Yes! The Social Security Administration (SSA) evaluates whether or not your medical condition equals a listing under 20 C.F.R. §§ 404.1526 and416.926. This requires the SSA to consult with a SSA medical expert before reaching a conclusion regarding equivalence. It is also helpful if your cardiologist comments on the equivalence by using the New York Heart Association Functional Classifications. Which Two Categories of the New York Heart Association Functional Classification Will Work? Category III requires: (1) marked limitation of physical activity with you being comfortable at rest, (2) Less than ordinary activity causes fatigue, palpitation, or shortness of breath. Alternatively, Category IV requires that you: (1) are...Continue reading