Qualifying for Disability Benefits with Heart Valve Disorder

In heart valve disease, one or more of the valves in your heart doesn’t work properly. Your heart has four valves that keep blood flowing in the correct direction. In some cases, one or more of the valves don’t open or close properly. This can cause the blood flow through your heart to your body to be disrupted. More than five million Americans are diagnosed with heart valve disease (also known as valvular heart disease) each year. To learn more about how the Social Security Administration (SSA) defines this disability, visit Section 4.00 of the Blue Book.

Does Heart Valve Disorder Qualify for Disability?

Yes, some people with heart valve disorder do qualify, but they need to meet the requirements of the SSA’s guidelines for this disability. Here they are below:

  • Meet the requirements of a disability listing. While there is no listing for heart valve conditions, some patients with heart valve issues qualify under listings for other heart conditions. You should consider whether you qualify under any of the listings in Section 4 of the Listing of Impairments.
  • Cannot engage in substantial gainful employment and otherwise qualify for Social Security disability benefits. The SSA will consider your residual functional capacity and whether you can do regular work given your physical limitations.

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 heart valve disorder 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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