Social Security Disability for Coronary Artery Disease in Detroit
If you’ve been diagnosed with coronary artery disease, you know you have a serious, potentially life-threatening condition.
Your arteries have a build-up of plaque, causing narrowing and suppressing blood flow to the heart. You likely suffer from chest pain and shortness of breath. You’re at high risk for a heart attack.
If your case of coronary artery disease is severe enough that your doctor advises you to refrain from strenuous activities for your own safety, it might mean you can’t do your job anymore.
What are you supposed to do now? After all, you need money to make ends meet. Your health problems are quickly turning into money problems.
Social Security disability benefits can provide the income—and Medicare health coverage—that you desperately need when you can’t work because of your health.
But winning benefits involves going through a complicated government legal system.
The attorneys at Levine Benjamin Law Firm can guide you through.
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What it Takes to Get Social Security Disability Benefits
Social Security disability benefits include monthly checks that replace a portion of your former income. Getting benefits could mean the difference between having food on your table and a roof over your head, or doing without.
Qualifying for disability benefits also qualifies you to get your medical treatment covered by Medicare, after a waiting period.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) maintains a blue book of conditions that qualify for Social Security disability benefits. The list includes coronary artery disease.
No matter what medical condition you have, to qualify for benefits you must prove that your condition:
- Makes it impossible for you to do the work you used to do
- Makes it impossible for you to transition to a new line of work
- Will last at least a year, or eventually lead to death
Qualifying for Disability Benefits with Coronary Artery Disease
To win disability benefits for coronary artery disease, the SSA’s blue book says you must exhibit one of the following symptoms:
- Chest discomfort caused by emotion or activity and quickly relieved by resting
- Pain or discomfort in other parts of the body, such as the inner left arm, jaw, neck, back and upper abdomen
- Shortness of breath when you exert yourself
- Episodes of chest discomfort when you’re resting, caused by coronary artery spasms
- Silent ischemia, which means restricted flow of blood and oxygen to the heart without any obvious symptoms
Your medical evidence is crucial to your case for disability benefits.
With coronary artery disease, you will need these forms of medical evidence:
- Abnormal stress tests
- Ischemic episodes
- Abnormal imaging results
Proving Your Case Is Hard on Your Own
As you can tell from the above criteria, proving that your case of coronary artery disease qualifies you to receive Social Security disability benefits is difficult on your own.
You’ll have many forms to fill out and many medical records to provide.
This is where Levine Benjamin comes in.
Since 1964, Levin Benjamin has helped over 80,000 people in Detroit and across Michigan and Ohio win benefits, including people with coronary artery disease.
You can get Levine Benjamin to evaluate your case for FREE. And you pay no attorney’s fee until you win benefits.
From applying to appealing, we help you every step of the way.