Are you planning to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits because of cardiac problem or a heart condition? Following a heart attack or diagnosis of a chronic heart condition like cardiomyopathy or valve impairment, a doctor might advise you to stop working.
Congestive heart failure is characterized by congestion (fluid) in the lungs, edema (swelling) in the legs, and/or enlargement of the heart itself. This may manifest as shortness of breath (especially with activity), chest pain, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, heart palpitations or anxiety. A Social Security disability claim requires specific medical evidence such as systolic failure (pumping strength) or diastolic failure (filling capacity), abnormal results on exercise tolerance testing, persistent symptoms that severely limit activities of daily living, fluid retention, multiple hospitalizations or emergency room visits in the past year and deteriorated heart function despite medication.
If you are experiencing chest pain, find yourself short of breath or are persistently fatigued, you must tell your doctor. Additionally, it is important to work with a doctor who will run adequate diagnostic testing to fully document the extent of your cardiac condition. Such tests may include stress tests, echocardiography and cardiograms. These tests provide the medical evidence necessary for the Social Security Administration to consider when reviewing your application and determining your eligibility for Social Security disability benefits.
If you are no longer able to work as the result of any impairment affecting your heart, you may be eligible for disability benefits. At the Disability and Injury Law Offices of David R. Machek, we provide skilled legal representation for disabled people throughout the Delaware Valley area. We limit our legal practice to disability benefits, which means that our experience is focused on the processes and procedures in this area. We help clients present the proper medical evidence and the effects of heart failure upon an individual’s activities of daily living.
Let the Disability and Injury Law Offices of David R. Machek help you with your Social Security disability claim. Our law firm exists only to serve disabled people. I have over 25 years of legal experience in disability law and I am paid only if you receive Social Security disability benefits. For more information about your Social Security disability case or to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation with a trusted SSDI and SSI disability lawyer serving Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding region, please contact us online or call our Jenkintown 215-385-5353 or Philadelphia 215-323-5320 office to arrange a free initial consultation with our disability lawyer about SSD/SSI eligibility. Let us help you get the Social Security disability benefits you need and deserve. www.disabilitylawpa.com