Qualifying for Disability with Heart Disease
The Benefits You Deserve
If you’re living with heart disease, you know how it can affect your whole life.
Dizziness, shortness of breath, limited mobility—it’s all part of your daily experience now. It makes routine activities into laborious chores. It’s gotten bad enough to where you can’t work.
But if you can’t work, how will you pay your bills?
Social Security Disability benefits can provide lifesaving security for someone in your position. The monthly checks help you avoid financial pitfall while you focus on what’s most important: your health.
Winning these benefits can be difficult, however. Most applicants are denied on their first attempt.
It’s why you need an experienced disability advocate on your side. At Mathis and Mathis, we’ve been helping people in Washington, D.C., Baltimore and the Mid-Atlantic region win the benefits they need for two decades.
If you need help—no matter where you are in the process—call us today.
Common Symptoms that Qualify for Disability with Heart Disease
There’s no specific set of symptoms you’ll need to show to win benefits, but here are a few we’ve seen qualify:
- Chest discomfort
- Pain or discomfort in other parts of the body, such as the inner left arm, jaw, neck, back and abdomen
- Shortness of breath
- Silent ischemia, or a condition with reduced blood and oxygen flow to the heart that can only be detected with medical tests
Even if your symptoms don’t appear above, you could still qualify. You’ll have to meet Social Security’s definition of “disabled”:
- Your condition makes working impossible.
- You cannot switch to a different line of work.
- You’ll be out of work for at least a year.
We know it can feel overwhelming. We want to help.
We’ll answer any questions you have. And we’ll even evaluate your case at no charge to you.
The Evidence You’ll Need to Win
You won’t able to just tell Social Security that you’re suffering from these symptoms and expect to win. You’ll have to prove your case.
To do that, you must include medical evidence such as:
- Treatment records going back at least three months, if not longer
- Lab test results
- Doctor's reports
- Hospital records
- Electrocardiograph (ECG) results
- Exercise tolerance test results
You’ll also need to present your evidence clearly. Our staff can help you gather the correct evidence and organize it to give you the best chance to win.
If You’ve Been Denied, Don’t Give Up
A denial can feel like the end. But remember: Many are turned away on their initial application.
You have multiple shots to win on appeal. At Mathis & Mathis, we know the system, the people in it, and most importantly, we know how to give you the best chance to win.
The most important part? We don’t charge you a thing unless you win.