Qualifying for Disability Benefits with Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)

A left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a battery-operated, mechanical pump, which helps the left ventricle (main pumping chamber of the heart) pump blood to the rest of the body. It is used for patients who have reached end-stage heart failure. With about 8,000 procedures per year, LVADs represent an established therapy. However, these devices are underutilized, as each year 100,000 patients in the US and Europe could be eligible for that procedure. To learn more about how the Social Security Administration (SSA) defines this disability, visit Section 4.00 of the Blue Book.

Does Left Ventricular Assist Device Qualify for Disability?

If you are a left ventricular assist device recipient, you automatically qualify to receive Social Security disability benefits because the Social Security Administration has placed this condition on the list of conditions which qualify for Compassionate Allowance status.

How Do I Apply for Disability Benefits?

While your case is virtually guaranteed to be approved, it’s important to understand the disability application process. If you are a left ventricular assist device recipient 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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