Indianapolis Disability Attorney

Who Needs Disability Representation?

Although advances in technology have made heart conditions easier to manage than ever, many people across the country continue to suffer from debilitating heart disease. There are many different kinds of heart condition, all of which can have equally serious results. The most common types across the US are:

  • Coronary artery disease (CAD)
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Heart valve disease
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart attack

Social Security Benefits for Heart Disease

Social Security does provide disability benefits for people whose heart disease prevents them from earning enough to support themselves. However, there are very specific regulations about who qualifies for these benefits. You may qualify for disability benefits if you have been diagnosed with chronic heart failure and one of the following:

  • Heart enlargement resulting in limited physical mobility and discomfort even while at rest
  • The amount of blood passing through the heart’s ventricle is 30% lower than average, resulting in poor scores on a physical exertion and discomfort even while at rest

Unfortunately, many people who qualify for heart disease benefits have a difficult time obtaining them, due to the system’s great backlog and the difficulty of proving medical conditions to a judge’s satisfaction. If you have been denied benefits once, that does not mean you are truly not qualified. It only means that you need to re-apply. For more information about Social Security benefits in Indianapolis, call Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633 today to speak to an experienced Indianapolis disability lawyer.