Experienced Social Security Disability Benefits Lawyers
Are you planning to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income benefits (SSI) because of a heart condition? Following a heart attack or diagnosis of a chronic heart condition like cardiomyopathy or valve impairment, a doctor might advise you to stop working or find a less physically demanding or stressful occupation. Congestive heart failure may limit your ability to perform physically taxing work, causing shortness of breath, fluid retention, anxiety, and further restricting employment opportunities.
If you are no longer able to work as the result of any impairment affecting your heart, you may be eligible for benefits. At the Disability Benefits Law Center, we provide skilled legal representation for people throughout the Delaware Valley area. We limit our legal practice to disability benefits, which means that our experience is focused on the processes and procedures in this area.
To protect your interests when applying for benefits, it's important to work with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney. Contact our offices today to discuss your concerns about seeking disability benefits for your chronic or congenital heart condition with one of our lawyers.
To protect yourself, make sure that your cardiac conditions are documented
You must understand that the Social Security Administration will consider only documented consequences and symptoms of your ailments. For the purposes of the benefits process, unless the effects (symptoms) of your heart condition appear in your medical records, they will not be considered by Social Security.
If you are experiencing chest pain, find yourself short of breath, or are persistently fatigued, you must tell your doctor. Additionally, it is important to work with a doctor who will run adequate diagnostic testing to fully document the extent of your condition. Such tests may include stress tests, echocardiography and cardiograms. These tests provide the medical evidence necessary for the Social Security Administration to consider when reviewing your application and determining your eligibility for Social Security Benefits.
Effective representation throughout the benefits application
Our attorneys advise people at all stages of the application process. The best time to start working with an attorney is before you even begin your application for benefits. That way, we can help you present the strongest case from the initial application forward.
In many cases though, we don't get involved until the appeals stage. Even then, it isn't too late to get the results that you need. When you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits or Supplemental Security Income benefits, make sure that your interests are protected. Work with an attorney who understands the application process.
Contact the Disability Benefits Law Center to schedule a free consultation.