Qualifying for Disability Benefits with Sinus Bradycardia

Sinus bradycardia is a heart rhythm where your heart beats slower than expected (under 60 beats per minute for adults) but otherwise works normally. It’s fairly common, especially in adults over 65 and those who exercise regularly. This condition is usually not serious unless you have symptoms and is typically treatable with medications or a permanent pacemaker. To learn more about how the Social Security Administration (SSA) defines this disability, visit Section 4.00 of the Blue Book.

Does Sinus Bradycardia Qualify for Disability?

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

  • Your arrhythmia did not originate from a reversible cause


  • You have uncontrolled repeated episodes of cardiac syncope (fainting) or near syncope

Even if you do not meet these specific requirements, there is still a chance that you can receive approval for SSD benefits if you can meet the requirements of another listing, or demonstrate that the sinus bradycardia symptoms or treatments significantly limit your ability to work. It is possible to complete a residual functional capacity test, which will evaluate your ability to perform common work-related tasks.

Does Sinus Bradycardia Qualify for Disability?

To apply for disability benefits, it’s important to understand the disability application process. If you’ve been diagnosed with sinus bradycardia 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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