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    Looking for Options to Steady Your Life While Facing Heart Problems?

    If you can’t work anymore because of heart disease, Social Security Disability benefits could be the financial lifeline you need for a more restful and decent life.

    Life gets tough fast when your income stops. Disability benefits provide monthly income support and access to Medicare or Medicaid to cover your treatment for heart disease.

    First, you have obstacles to get through:

    You must do more than report that you need disability benefits. You have to prove, like in a legal case, that you meet the requirements for Social Security Disability.

    It’s not a friendly process, but you can find a friend in the process: Robertson Wendt Disability.

    We’re a team of Social Security Disability lawyers who have helped thousands of people in South Carolina. Our team’s leader, disability attorney Robertson Wendt, also is a national leader in this field, holding a rare board certification for disability law .

    From offices in Charleston and Columbia, we help people all over South Carolina get disability benefits. We’ve seen many cases with heart disease and know how to help.

    Disability benefits can provide greater stability and independence for you.

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    Heart Diseases that Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits

    In its rules for disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) specifically lays out several heart conditions that can qualify:

    • Chronic heart failure
    • Ischemic heart disease
    • Recurrent arrhythmias
    • Congenital heart diseases
    • Heart transplant after-effects
    • Aneurysms
    • Chronic venous insufficiency (blood failing to move from legs to heart)
    • Peripheral arterial disease (blockage of blood from heart to legs)

    For these cardiovascular conditions, Social Security provides direction on the types of symptoms and types of medical evidence you can show in your disability benefits claim.

    But if your heart disease isn’t listed here, it doesn’t mean you couldn’t get Social Security Disability benefits. Heart attacks, for example, aren’t listed as a separate impairment, but they can certainly be an important part of your claim.

    Any heart condition that makes it impossible for you to work can qualify as long as you demonstrate to Social Security that your ailment reaches that level.

    When you have additional health conditions besides heart trouble, they also can go into your claim and make it stronger.

    An experienced Social Security Disability lawyer knows what to look for and what to do.

    Contact the Robertson Wendt Disability legal team for a free telephone consultation on your situation and needs.

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    Symptoms and Evidence to Show in Your Social Security Disability Claim for Heart Disease

    When you’re applying for Social Security Disability benefits for heart disease, you need to show how your symptoms block your ability to function on the job.

    You’ll describe the physical demands of past jobs and any jobs you may be qualified to do.

    Then you’ll document the heart disease symptoms that prevent you from meeting those work requirements.

    Heart diseases include many symptoms that can interfere with work: chest pain, chest pressure, shortness of breath, dizziness, exhaustion, weakness, lightheadedness, heart fluttering, heart racing, swollen extremities, pale or bluish skin, pain in several body parts, numbness in arms and legs, and coldness in arms and legs.

    The symptoms you name in your disability claim must be backed up by medical evidence that you also submit, such as:

    • Physical exam reports
    • Lab results
    • Electrocardiogram (ECG) results
    • Exercise tests
    • Description of prescribed treatments
    • Description of your disease’s response to treatment
    • Records showing your condition and treatment have lasted at least three months
    • More history of your heart condition

    Your effort to get disability benefits requires coordination with your doctor and other health care providers.

    A Social Security Disability lawyer can be a great help here. Doctors know your health condition, but don’t always know what Social Security needs for your benefits claim.

    Your lawyer bridges the two, and organizes all of your information for you. And you never pay a fee for the work of a disability lawyer until you win benefits—and only if you win benefits.

    When heart disease has disrupted your livelihood, let the South Carolina disability attorneys at Robertson Wendt Disability help you reclaim your life.

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