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Cardiovascular issues can qualify for SSD

On Behalf of | Oct 28, 2019 | Social Security Disability

Missouri residents with chronic or severe illnesses often have difficulty getting to work and completing the required duties. If your condition affects the cardiovascular system and makes it challenging to meet your company’s attendance requirements, you may consider exploring social security disability. At Crowe & Shanahan we often assist clients in filing claims for disability due to ongoing health conditions.

According to the Social Security Administration, cardiovascular impairment is any disorder that prevents your circulatory system or heart from functioning properly. It may be the result of a congenital issue or an acquired disorder. Impairment can result from one or more of the following heart disease ramifications.

  • Persistent ventricular dysfunction
  • Chronic heart failure
  • Loss of consciousness related to insufficient blood flow to the brain
  • Inadequate cardiac output
  • Cyanosis as a result of reduced oxygen in the blood
  • Artery or vein disorders (i.e., aneurysm, obstruction or rupture)

Having the proper documentation is imperative for a successful claim. The SSA requires details of your medical history, including physical exams, lab tests, prescribe treatments and your response. A comprehensive clinical summary, known as a longitudinal clinical record, must detail at least three months of treatment and observations. This record is critical for the assessment of the severity and anticipated duration of your impairment.

The SSA uses the documentation to understand your functional status over time and whether your condition is stable, getting worse or improving. Once you file all the initial required information, you may receive a request for more information. This is especially true if you had a recent acute event, cardiac procedure or started new a new therapy.

The process for filing a claim requires significant documentation and attention to detail. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the complex process. Visit our webpage for more information on this topic.