While the serious nature of a cardiovascular disease may seem obvious, it is not always so to the Social Security Administration. Namely, if you suffer from a cardiovascular disease that prevents you from working, you may have to go to extraordinary seeming lengths to obtain disability benefits from the government.
At Cutter Hall Karlock, LLC, we can work with you on the initial application or help you in the event of a denied claim. With office in Columbus, we represent people throughout southern and central Ohio at all stages of the SSDI claims process. We have more than 60 years of experience in the field, and know how to assemble the strongest possible petitions for our clients.
There are numerous heart or cardiovascular diseases that can have a debilitating effect on one’s life, including:
Stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)
Peripheral arterial disease
Peripheral vascular disease
Chronic heart failure
Congenital heart disease
Coronary artery disease
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Physical symptoms of such conditions may include shortness of breath, weakness, dizziness, chest pain, swelling in the extremities and fainting. As such, individuals suffering from such illnesses often have their activities restricted by a doctor — and therefore require Social Security Disability benefits to supplement any lost income.
Additionally, recurrent or chronic respiratory problems — emphysema, asthma and COPD chief among them — can also limit a person’s physical activity and, thereby, prevent one from working. Again, the Social Security Administration requires a great deal of evidence regarding your condition before it will approve your disability claim.
Our firm will make sure you have all the documentation you need. We help our clients ensure that the pertinent medical records are included, such as blood tests, chest X-rays, electrocardiographs and electrocardiograms (ECG or EKG), and exercise tolerance tests (ETTs). For respiratory disorders, pulmonary functions tests/spirometry tests are also typically required. We include extensive evidence pertaining to your medical history in our efforts to build a case on your behalf.
Those who suffer a heart or lung condition should not push themselves too hard for the sake of work. If you need Social Security Disability benefits, we can help you with every phase of the claims process. For a free consultation, please call or contact us online.