Does SSA Qualify Heart Disease as a Disability?
Social Security disability benefits can be available to people with severe heart and cardiovascular conditions. The SSA will examine evidence of your condition, such as poor test results indicating a lack of exercise capacity or abnormal imaging scans showing damage to the structure and vessels around the heart. If these factors have led your doctor to restrict what activities you can do – reducing work opportunities for you – then it could result in approval for disability support from Social Security.
How Do I Get Approved for Benefits with Heart Disease?
Millions of people rely on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), especially those dealing with serious heart conditions. Common cardiovascular diseases include Coronary Artery Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Arteriosclerosis and Aneurysm which are all covered by these programs as well as other lesser known ailments found in our section dedicated to disability related to the heart and circulatory system.
Take our assessment to find out if you will be approved for SSA benefits.
Want to start a disability claim? You have three options: apply online at Social Security’s website, call the customer service hotline between 8am-7pm Monday through Friday (or their TTY line if you’re deaf/hearing impaired), or visit your local field office – make sure to give them a ring first though!