Qualifying for Disability Benefits with High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, also referred to as hypertension, is when your blood pressure, the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high. Nearly half of Americans ages 20 years and up – or more than 122 million people – have high blood pressure, according to a 2023 report from the American Heart Association. To learn more about how the Social Security Administration (SSA) defines this disability, visit Section 4.00 of the Blue Book.

Does High Blood Pressure Qualify for Disability?

Although many people suffer from high blood pressure, some cases are more severe than others are. To obtain Social Security disability payments for high blood pressure, you must show that your symptoms make it impossible for you to work in the same capacity you once did. Some of the most common symptoms of high blood pressure that qualify include:

  • Brain disease. If your high blood pressure leads to heart failure, stroke, or coronary heart disease, you might experience damage to your brain’s functionality.
  • Heart disease. Over time, high blood pressure could lead to more serious heart conditions, such as coronary heart disease and hypertension.
  • Kidney disease. The kidneys are directly impacted by the health of your heart. If your heart does not function properly over a long period, you could develop kidney disease or reduced kidney function.
  • Loss of vision. In some cases, high blood pressure can lead to vision loss.

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 high blood pressure 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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