Social Security Disability Conditions – Cardiovascular System Impairment
Cardiovascular System Impairment
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI or SSD)
Is a payroll-funded program to supplement the income of those unable to work due to disability.
General Qualifications for SSD Eligibility
For you to be eligible for SSD, your disability must last for at least a year or be terminal. You must also be under age 65 to be eligible, as 65 is normally the age of Medicare eligibility.
To be eligible for SSD, you must have accumulated a prescribed number of Social Security credits (normally accumulated through work experience and payment into Social Security) during the 10 years immediately preceding disability.
Requirements vary according to age, and if you suffer disability before age 23 you may be able to draw on your parents’ Social Security credits without affecting your parents’ eligibility for SSD.
Cardiovascular System Impairment and SSD
A cardiovascular system impairment can be any congenital or acquired disorder affecting proper functioning of the heart or circulatory system. Cardiovascular impairment is a result of heart disease.
Cardiovascular impairments include chronic heart failure, Ischemic heart disease, arrhythmia, and certain conditions affecting the veins and arteries.
Because impairment of the cardiovascular system can affect your ability to work, the Social Security Administration recognizes cardiovascular impairment as a qualifying condition for SSD.
If you meet the general qualifications for Social Security Disability eligibility and a cardiovascular impairment makes it impossible for you to engage in substantial gainful activity, you may qualify for SSD benefits based on your disability.
To be evaluated for disability, you will need to submit a detailed medical history, a physical examination report, laboratory studies, and any prescribed treatment and response to treatment. A longitudinal clinical record covering at least a three-month period of observations and treatment is required in most cases.
If you haven’t received ongoing treatment for your impairment, evaluation of your condition will be based on current medical and other evidence. If you are receiving no treatment and cannot meet the criteria for disability based on cardiovascular impairment, you may still qualify for SSD if you have another impairment which, in combination with your cardiovascular impairment, medically equals the severity of a cardiovascular impairment listed here.
Additional testing may also be required.
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