Qualifying for Disability Benefits with Aneurysm of the Aorta or Major Branches

Aneurysm of the aorta or major branches is classified as bulges (dilations) in the wall of the major arteries that come directly off of the aorta. Each year, about 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with aneurysm of the aorta or major branches. To learn more about how the Social Security Administration (SSA) defines this disability, visit Section 4.10 of the Blue Book.

Does Aortic Aneurysm Qualify for Disability?

Yes, people with aneurysm of the aorta or major branches do qualify, but they need to meet the requirements of the SSA’s guidelines for this disability. The requirements are as follows:

An aortic aneurysm with appropriate necessary imaging. A CT scan, an MRI, an ultrasound, or another type of medical imaging should supplement your diagnosis and be presented to the SSA as part of your application.

Dissection that is uncontrolled with medication. An aneurysm is dissecting when the inner lining of the artery separates from the artery wall. This can cause bleeding and heart failure, kidney failure, or neurological problems. The SSA considers dissection uncontrolled by medication if you have chest pain because of the dissection, if the aneurysm grows in size, or if one of the branches from the aorta to the heart, kidneys, brain, or other organs becomes compressed.

Inability to perform work with condition. Depending on your job, you may be able to continue working with an aortic aneurysm. However, it’s likely you will need to decrease your working hours based on your physical limitations, such as not being capable of lifting more than a certain weight, or not working in a stressful environment. If you are unable to work for at least 12 months then it is likely you will be eligible for disability benefits.

How Do I Apply for Disability Benefits?

To apply for disability benefits, it’s important to understand the disability application process. If you’ve been diagnosed with aneurysm of the aorta or major branches and believe you may qualify, contact us today for a free disability case evaluation.

You could be entitled to $3,822 a month. See if you qualify today!

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