What Testing Does the SSA Want to See in an Cardiovascular Impairment Social Security Disability Claim?
The Social Security Administration (SSA) wants to see an objective basis of the diagnosis, particularly if you are attempting to meet a cardiovascular listing 4.00.
What are the two pieces of medical evidence required?
You must establish that you have persistent and recurrent cardiovascular problems. As a result, the SSA will look at your medical records for a minimum of a three month period to evaluate the severity and duration.
Assuming that your medical records document your cardiovascular treating the Social Security Administration is going to be looking for two critical pieces of evidence:
(1) ECG: Electrocardiograph/Electrocardiogram and,
(2) ETT: Exercise Tolerance Test/Exercise Stress Test.
These tests can establish that you have a listing-level impairment including listing 4.02 Chronic Heart Failure and 4.04 Ischemic Heart Disease. These tests will also establish the basis of your diagnosis and key medical evidence about your Ejection Fracture (EF) and/or an estimate of your aerobic capacity for walking.
The SSA will also want to see your chest X-rays, cardiac catheterization reports and lab work.
What should I do if I’ve been diagnosed with Ischemic Heart Disease, Chronic Heart Failure or Cardiovascular Impairment?
Anyone of these conditions can be the basis of a Social Security Disability claim.
You owe it to yourself and your family to learn more about your right to Social Security Disability benefits. You’ll need help to submit a winning Social Security Disability application.
If your claim has been denied don’t forget you only have 60 days in which to file an appeal in the denial of your initial application by filing a request for reconsideration.
The SSA denies over two-thirds claims at the initial application stage and you’ll only have 60 days in which to file the request for reconsideration.
If the request for reconsideration has been denied, don’t forget, you have 60 days in which to file a request for hearing.
If you don’t meet these time deadlines you’ll have to start all over which will do nothing but cause further delay in getting the Social Security Disability benefits you deserve. Call today at 727-894-3188 for a complimentary consultation.