Qualifying for Disability Benefits with Mitral Valve Prolapse

Mitral valve prolapse, also known as Barlow syndrome, is a type of heart valve disease in which the flaps (also called leaflets or cusps) of the mitral valve become enlarged or stretched. These enlarged flaps bulge (prolapse) into the left atrium as the heart contracts with each heartbeat. MVP is a common valvular disorder that affects up to 3% of the general population. To learn more about how the Social Security Administration (SSA) defines this disability, visit Section 4.00 of the Blue Book.

Does Mitral Valve Prolapse Qualify for Disability?

Although there is no specific listing for mitral valve prolapse or even heart valve dysfunction, the SSA will try to match your application and medical records to another listing. The listings they typically examine include:

Even if your condition does not closely match one of these listings, you may still be able to qualify for benefits by proving your symptoms are so severe that they prevent you from working. This requires you and your doctor both complete “Residual Functional Capacity” (RFC) report forms.

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 mitral valve prolapse 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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