The Social Security Administration considers your ability to engage in any kind of work when it determines whether you are disabled under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines and regulations. A few conditions are so severe that you are presumed to be disabled if you meet certain guidelines, either under the “compassionate allowance”, which are extremely severe conditions, or if you meet certain “listings”. Most of the listings are very complex and require proof of several objectively verifiable conditions or findings. Both the compassionate allowances and the listings can be found on the Social Security web site.
The Social Security Administration considers cardiovascular impairments caused by many conditions in its listing of impairments. These conditions include chronic heart failure, ischemic heart disease, arrhythmias, congenital heart disease, heart transplant, aneurysm of the aorta or major branches, chronic venous insufficiency, extensive brawny edema, Peripheral Artery Disease, and congestive heart failure.
Proof of heart disease includes the obvious, such as an EKG or stress test, but may also include evidence from lab testing, x-rays or other radiography, and non-exertional testing. Many times the testing will be negative or less than a required listing, so additional evidence must be developed in conjunction with your doctor.Often the signs and syptoms are subtle, so a complete workup by your doctor, and proper direct examination by your representative at your hearing, are important.
If you meet the definitions in the listing as to how disabling the condition is you may entitled to Social Security disability benefits. You may also be entitled to benefits if your condition medically equals a listing, or if it otherwise prevents you from being able to engage in substantial gainful activity.
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