...some heart conditions are now qualifying under the SSA's Compassionate Allowances Listings, enabling applicants to obtain benefits in a matter of weeks instead of waiting months or years.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 14, 2011
SocialSecurity-Disability.org, a leading provider of disability information, articles and resources, is promoting November as Heart Disease Awareness Month. The organization is providing valuable information regarding different types of heart disease and which heart-related conditions may qualify an individual for Social Security Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.
In the past, it was very hard for an individual with heart disease to obtain Social Security Disability benefits. Many of the people who live with heart disease are able to live productive lives while maintaining full time work activity. Not all cases of heart disease are the same, however, and some of the people who are suffering from more serious forms of heart disease are in desperate need of Social Security Disability benefits. Fortunately, the SSA has recognized this fact.
In order for a disability applicant to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, they must have angiographic evidence showing one of the following:
- 50 percent or more narrowing of a non-bypassed left main coronary artery
- 70 percent or more narrowing of another non-bypassed coronary artery
- 50 percent or more narrowing involving a long segment of non-bypassed coronary artery
- 50 percent or more narrowing of at least two non-bypassed coronary arteries
- 70 percent or more narrowing of a bypass graft vessel
A disability applicant must also prove that their condition results in limitations in their ability to sustain the normal activities of daily living.
If these conditions are met, a person suffering from heart disease may be able to obtain monthly disability payments from the Social Security Administration.
“Not only are people who suffer from heart disease qualifying for Social Security Disability benefits,” said Chris Casey, SocialSecurity-Disability.org associate editor, “but some heart conditions are now qualifying under the SSA's Compassionate Allowances Listings, enabling applicants to obtain benefits in a matter of weeks instead of waiting months or years.”
In 2011 the SSA added eight additional heart-related conditions to its Compassionate Allowances Listings including aortic atresia, left ventricular assist device (LVAD) recipients, Eisenmenger Syndrome, mitral valve atresia, endomyocardial fibrosis, primary cardiac amyloidosis, heart transplant graft failures, pulmonary atresia, heart transplant wait list 1A/1B patients, single ventricle, hypoplastic left heart syndrome and tricuspid atresia.
SocialSecurity-Disability.org is known for its dedication to providing the public with relevant, helpful and accurate advice regarding the disability application and appeal processes. The SocialSecurity-Disability.org website has published hundreds of informative articles and has been providing the resources and information that the public needs in order to understand the disability application process and win their disability cases. The organization's efforts to educate the public have been recognized by a number of organizations, including the Better Business Bureau.
“In many cases, patients who suffer from heart disease do not know how to prove the severity of their condition to the Social Security Administration. As a result, their claims get denied. We hope to increase the number of heart disease-related claims that are approved during the initial stage of the application process,” said Casey.
SocialSecurity-Disability.org is dedicated to providing the public with free access to the information and resources they need to make the process of obtaining disability benefits easier and less stressful. The organization provides professionally-written articles and an online library of other informative resources for disability applicants. The website also provides access to Social Security Disability attorneys who offer advice and support to the individuals who are in need of Social Security Disability benefits.
If you are suffering from heart disease and are in need of disability benefits from the Social Security Administration, SocialSecurity-Disability.org can help you receive the disability benefits to which you are entitled.
SocialSecurity-Disability.org provides information for individuals who are hoping to receive Social Security Disability benefits and to those who have been denied after filing an initial disability claim. They offer free information to individuals who are suffering from disabilities and advise them on how to apply for and obtain the Social Security Disability benefits they need from the Social Security Administration.