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Heart Failure and Social Security Disability

One of the more worrying medical conditions that a person can develop is chronic heart failure. In addition to being a life-threatening health condition, individuals with chronic heart failure are often unable to return to their jobs, or perform their jobs in the way that they once did. People with chronic heart failure are likely eligible for Social Security disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Monthly Social Security disability payments can help someone with a serious condition like heart failure pay their bills and the costs associated with their medical treatment.

Medical Requirements for Heart Failure Social Security Disability

Individuals seeking Social Security disability benefits must demonstrate medical evidence of their qualifying medical condition. In the case of chronic heart failure, the individual must show that their condition prevents them from working. One way for an individual to prove their heart failure medical condition is by meeting the criteria set out under Section 4.02 of the Social Security Administration’s Disability Evaluation Under Social Security, which is sometimes also referred to as the Blue Book.

To be eligible for Social Security disability benefits under Section 4.02 of the Blue Book, the individual must show medically documented presence of either systolic failure (i.e., the individual’s left ventricle is unable to contract as it should, which results in insufficient pumping force) or diastolic failure (i.e., less than sufficient blood is pumped into the lower left ventricle). In addition to the systolic or diastolic failure, the individual must also show that the heart failure resulted in any one of the following conditions:

Persistent symptoms of heart failure;
Three or more individual episodes of acute congestive heart failure within a one year time frame; or
The inability to perform an exercise tolerance test because of:
Fatigue, palpitations, chest pain or difficult or labored breathing;
Tachycardia (premature heart beats);
A blood pressure drop; or
Inadequate blood flow to the brain.


An Arizona Social Security Disability Benefits Lawyer Can Help You

Navigating the Social Security disability benefits system can be difficult and confusing, but an experienced Arizona Social Security disability lawyer can help you file a claim based on your heart failure medical condition. The experienced Arizona Social Security disability lawyers at Snow, Carpio & Weekley, PLC have helped countless clients with chronic heart failure seek and obtain Social Security disability when their condition leaves them unable to work. Please contact the lawyers at Snow, Carpio & Weekley, PLC, by calling 855-325-4781 to schedule a free initial consultation. If your disability prevents you from visiting one of our offices, we can make arrangements to come to you.

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