How to Qualify for Social Security Disability with CHF
Social Security classifies congestive heart failure under the broader umbrella of “chronic heart failure” (CHF).
And you can’t just tell Social Security you have CHF—you have to prove it. You’ll need to show them hospital records, doctor’s reports, supporting testimonials and more.
Your application will need to show that you have one of these two types of heart failure:
- Systolic failure – This is when your heart isn’t pumping blood as strongly as it should.
- Diastolic failure – This happens when the muscle in your heart becomes stiff, limiting the heart’s filling capacity.
You’ll also need to prove that it meet Social Security’s baseline for qualifying:
- Your health condition has made working impossible.
- You’re unable to switch to a different line of work.
- You’ll be out of work for at least a year.
This can all feel overwhelming. We know, and we’re here for you.
Our staff can answer any questions you have, and help guide you through what can be a tough time.
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