Qualifying for Disability Benefits with Cor Pulmonale Secondary Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension

Cor pulmonale can be defined as pulmonary arterial hypertension resulting from diseases affecting the structure and/or function of the lungs. Pulmonary hypertension results in right ventricular enlargement and may lead with time to right heart failure. To learn more about how the Social Security Administration (SSA) defines this disability, visit Section 3.09 of the Blue Book.

Does Cor Pulmonale Secondary Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension Qualify for Disability?

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

Their primary criteria in determining that you meet a disability listing for cor pulmonale relate to your pulmonary artery pressure and your arterial hypoxemia (decreased blood oxygen pressure). The guidelines used for other pulmonary conditions found in Section 3.02 are also heavily referenced.

You will need the results of all tests performed and all medical intervention attempted. In particular, you will need the results of the spirogram test. If you have had a heart catheterization, the SSA will want to see the results. If you have not had one, and having one is an option, you should consider doing it. The SSA will not generally order heart catheterizations due to the expense involved, but they can help make your case for disability.

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 cor pulmonale secondary 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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