Cardiovascular Diseases

Millions of Americans suffer from heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions that can severely limit the ability to keep a job or perform required duties at work. Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is available to help people with heart problems. SSD and SSI provide benefits to people who have been unable to work for at least 12 months in a row because of the limitations caused by cardiovascular medical conditions.

Lawyers Committed To Obtaining Social Security Disability And SSI For Heart Disease Patients

At Manring & Farrell, our attorneys routinely help adults, children and families throughout Ohio by putting together the best claim possible, helping complete forms, and getting the medical evidence that is needed to obtain a successful SSD decision and the benefits that it provides.

Some of these cardiovascular diseases include:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Heart failure
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chest pain or angina
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Ventricular dysfunction
  • Heart arrhythmia
  • Syncope (passing out)
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • High blood pressure

Remember to tell your doctor about all your symptoms. To make an accurate medical recommendation, the doctor must know about all your symptoms and all of the specifics of your condition, including pain, as well as about your limitations. If you do not tell your doctors about all your conditions, all your problems and all your limitations, this can actually hurt the strength of your claim. If the doctor does not know all this information, he or she will not be able to provide accurate medical opinions to explain why you cannot work full time.

It is also important that you demonstrate that you are taking measures to treat and control your condition. Make sure you follow prescribed advice and instruction from your doctor. Take medication as prescribed and report any side effects you notice. If you smoke, talk to your doctor about getting help quitting. Do not do things that make your condition worse – Social Security can argue that you are not entitled to benefits if they think you are directly contributing to making your own conditions worse.

Our office helps people file new claims, as well as file appeals on claims that have been denied. We provide free initial consultations to discuss your situation. To learn more about our services and how we can assist you in successfully filing for SSD or SSI benefits for medical problems like heart conditions, please contact our Columbus, Lebanon, Lima or other offices in Ohio today at 614-678-7199 or toll free at 800-219-3505, or contact us via our online form.