Qualifying for Disability Benefits with Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension is a condition that affects the blood vessels in the lungs. It develops when the blood pressure in your lungs is higher than normal. About 1% of people globally have pulmonary hypertension. To learn more about how the Social Security Administration (SSA) defines this disability, visit Section 3.09 of the Blue Book.

Does Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension Qualify for Disability?

Yes, people with chronic pulmonary hypertension do qualify, but they need to meet the requirements of the SSA’s guidelines for this disability.


Regardless of why you have chronic pulmonary hypertension, the Social Security Administration should find you eligible for Social Security disability benefits if you can document that you have a mean pulmonary artery pressure equal to or greater than 40 mm Hg as determined by cardiac catheterization when you are medically stable.

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 chronic pulmonary hypertension 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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