Social Security Benefits For Heart Conditions
Heart diseases are a leading cause of death and disability in our country. Cardiovascular impairments include any disorder that affects the proper functioning of the heart or the circulatory system (that is, arteries, veins, capillaries, and the lymphatic drainage). The heart can be damaged in many ways such as clogging of arteries or valve malfunction that cause heart attacks and other serious health-related issues. Cardiovascular conditions can be congenital, hereditary or acquired.
If you need Social Security Disability benefits due a heart condition, contact The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur for help.
Disability Benefits For Cardiac Disease
Social Security divides cardiovascular disorders into four categories: chronic heart failure or ventricular dysfunction; discomfort or pain due to myocardial ischemia; syncope or near syncope due to inadequate cerebral perfusion from any cardiac cause; or central cyanosis due to right-to-left shunt, reduced arterial blood oxygen or pulmonary vascular disease. Disorders of the veins or arteries due, for example, to obstruction, rupture or aneurysm may cause peripheral vascular disease, disorders of the central nervous system, the eyes, kidneys or other organs. Cardiovascular disease may be documented by many types of tests available today, including but not limited to blood tests, EKG, cardiac catheterization, coronary angiography, arteriograms, echocardiograms, MUGA scans and stress tests.
Cardiovascular system impairments may cause disability if the condition or the secondary symptoms interfere with day-to-day functioning, including by causing chest pain, shortness of breath, chest tightness, fatigue, weakness and difficulty performing exertion activities. Also, some of the medications used for cardiac conditions may have side effects, which would interfere with the ability to work.
The Social Security criteria for determining disability due to cardiovascular system impairment is very complicated and may require the assistance of the treating internist and cardiologist.
In order to prove your disability to Social Security, you need to either document that your condition or conditions meet or equal in severity the criteria found in the Social Security Commissioner’s regulations or, if you are an adult, that your condition and symptoms are so severe that you are unable to work. If you are a child under 18, you must similarly show that your condition or conditions meet or equal in severity the criteria in the Social Security Commissioner’s regulations or that your condition or conditions functionally equals the Commissioner’s regulations.
The Newark-area The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur has an experienced disability attorney and has been representing individuals in their Social Security disability appeals for over 30 years. Get the help you need for obtaining the SSD benefits you are entitled to.
Our disability law firm represents individuals:
- In filing their initial disability applications
- In handling cases at the initial level including appealing initial denials
- In handling cases at the reconsideration level including appealing reconsideration denials
- In handling cases at the hearings level
- In appealing and handling cases at the Appeals Council level
- In appealing and handling cases at the Federal Court level
This firm also handles SSI child’s disability cases at all levels.
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The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur represents clients throughout North and South New Jersey. Offices are open weekdays from nine to five, and your phone call will be promptly returned, to get you the answers you need.
With offices in both Essex County and Atlantic County, we are able to conveniently serve people from throughout the state.