How to Qualify for Disability
with Heart Disease
Several types of heart disease can qualify you for Social Security Disability benefits. They include:
- Congestive heart failure
- Ischemic heart disease
- Heart transplant
- Aneurysm of aorta or major heart branches
- Symptomatic congenital heart disease
- Chronic venous insufficiency
- Peripheral arterial disease
You’ll have to meet various qualifications to get disability with the type of heart disease you have.
For example, if you have congestive heart failure, you’re required to show that you have either systolic failure, where your heart isn’t pumping blood as strongly as it needs to be, or diastolic failure, where the muscle in your heart becomes stiff and the heart’s filling capacity is limited.
On the other hand, for a heart transplant, you just need to show that you had transplant surgery to qualify for benefits. To prove your eligibility for other types of heart disease in Indianapolis or around Indiana, you’ll have to turn in test results, medical images, prescription records and other evidence.
Gathering the right documentation can be a lot to take on right now. Hanley Disability is prepared to help you every step of the way. All you need to do is get in touch.