Heart Failure and Social Security Disability

Heart failure is a condition in which an individual’s heart is unable to properly pump blood throughout the body. A weak heart can be either congenital or acquired through an accident or illness such as a heart attack. However, heart failure is typically a chronic medical condition that worsens over time. Unfortunately, this condition can prevent a person from working and supporting themselves.

If you have congestive heart failure, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits to cover your lost income. To learn more about Indianapolis Social Security disability, please contact a knowledgeable and experienced Indianapolis Social Security disability attorney of the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633 for your case evaluation.

Symptoms of Heart Failure

It is important to know the symptoms of heart failure so you can seek medical attention for your condition. Fortunately, with a condition such as heart failure, there is likely to be much documentation and records of your medical condition, which can help greatly when applying for disability benefits.

Signs of heart failure include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chronic coughing
  • Bloating
  • Extreme fatigue and weakness
  • Increased heart rate
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Swelling of various body parts, such as the ankles
  • Sudden weight gain
  • Disorientation

If you are experiencing these symptoms, you may have heart failure. However, you may be able to receive disability benefits if you are unable to continue working.

Contact Us

Serious health conditions can hinder you from working and earning the money you need to survive. If you or a loved one needs to apply for Social Security disability benefits, contact an Indianapolis Social Security attorney of the Hankey Law Office today at (800) 520-3633.