Hypertension

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Does SSA Qualify Hypertension as a Disability?

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is no longer considered a qualifying disability on its own for applicants seeking Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. However, it can be a contributing factor to other impairments which are listed in the Blue Book, such as kidney failure, stroke, heart attack or failure, vision problems and dementia. The Social Security Administration takes the severity of the impairment into account when assessing an applicant’s claim. Thus, applicants should provide as much information as possible on how their hypertension affects their other conditions when they are seeking disability benefits.

How Do I Get Approved for Benefits with Hypertension?

To receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, the claimant needs to provide evidence showing that their medical condition has a disabling effect. For instance, if hypertension has caused heart damage, they may qualify by meeting or equaling the listing for that heart condition. Likewise, if the hypertension has caused other conditions like kidney damage and vision problems, the combined effect of these disorders may qualify them for disability benefits.

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In 2024, you could be eligible for up to $3,822/month in SSDI benefits.

June 13, 2023

Written by Leah Meyer

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June 13, 2023

Written by Leah Meyer

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