Did you know that February is American Heart Month? Sadly, cardiovascular disease, which can include heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure, is the number one killer of people in the United States.
With this in mind, you should know that if you suffer from a cardiovascular disease, you might be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
To obtain benefits you will have to show that your condition is expected to worsen, last longer than 12 months and could result in death. Additionally, in many cases involving heart disease, the Social Security Administration may require documented medical evidence about your condition.
This medical evidence could include:
- Surgical documentation
- Stress test documentation
- Imaging results
- Any recorded interactions with doctors
If you suffer from heart disease and you have further questions, we suggest you visit our Social Security FAQ page. Unfortunately, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that every year about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack.
In many cases, heart disease is avoidable, so make sure you talk to you doctor about any symptoms you may have. He or she may recommend exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet.
I Have Heart Disease. Can an Attorney Help Me Collect Disability Benefits?
In the many cases, only people with severe heart conditions, who may suffer from chest pain or take prescription medications, are likely to qualify for SSDI benefits. If you feel like your condition may make you eligible, contact a Tulsa Social Security disability attorney.
Keep in mind, we offer services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not have to pay us unless there is a positive outcome with your case.
Troutman & Troutman, P.C. – Tulsa Social Security disability lawyers
Troutman Touts: According to the CDC, men are twice as likely to die from cardiovascular disease as women are.