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Are you eligible for SSDI with a heart condition?

On Behalf of | Apr 27, 2022 | Blog, Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Income can prove lifesaving in some cases. If you have a condition that makes it difficult or impossible to work, you may have cause to file for Social Security benefits. Your eligibility for benefits depends on how long you have worked.

If you should find yourself dealing with an internal health condition, such as something with your heart, you might wonder if SSDI will pay. Find out more about whether your heart condition qualifies for SSDI payments.

What kind of medical condition do you have?

You may believe that Social Security only pays out to people with traumatic disabilities and injuries. However, an internal condition that leaves you disabled can qualify you for benefits. In addition to heart problems, other examples of eligible conditions include:

  • Circulatory
  • Digestion
  • Skin
  • Endocrine

Was your job in the present or past to blame?

Heart disease can manifest due to a variety of factors. For instance, working in a sedentary field where you sit for long periods could contribute to your condition. Stress may also add to the onset of heart disease, making it impossible to return to a demanding profession with a diagnosis.

Are you able to work?

Some forms of heart disease do have treatment options available that make it possible for you to remain employed, though you may have to change careers. SSDI only applies if you cannot work. This often means that your doctor has said that any work would make it dangerous for your health. To apply and receive SSDI benefits, you need to have extensive medical records and testimony from doctors that your heart disease rises to this level of risk.

Taking care of yourself should remain at the top of your to-do list. If your heart condition makes it difficult to work, SSDI benefits could provide the financial means you need to live a healthy life.

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