Social Security Disability for Congestive Heart Failure in Houston, Texas
Where to Turn for Financial Relief
When congestive heart failure (CHF) is limiting your daily activities and ability to work, it would be a great relief to get some financial assistance.
Your bills, after all, keep coming, even when you can’t work and bring home an income.
But who can really help when it comes to money?
This is exactly what Social Security Disability benefits were created for. They pay monthly checks, providing financial stability in a time of stress.
But the government doesn’t make it easy to get benefits. Most people get denied when they first apply.
So who really helps?
Makris Law Firm.
It’s our mission to stand up for our Texas neighbors when health problems push you down.
We know how to show Social Security that your case of congestive heart failure qualifies for benefits, so you can worry less and focus on your own well-being.
We’ve helped thousands of people in Houston and around Texas for over 40 years.
How to Quality for Disability for Congestive Heart Failure in Texas
Social Security puts congestive heart failure under the category of “chronic heart failure” for the purposes of awarding disability benefits.
You’re going to need to prove to Social Security that your case is so severe that you can’t work at all. That means you can’t continue in your old job or switch to a new job, and your medical condition will last at least a year.
One challenge of winning disability benefits with a heart condition is that sometimes you can still work depending on the severity of your case. That means you also need to make all of the physical demands of your job clear to Social Security.
Social Security says you have to prove you have one of these two types of heart failure:
- Systolic failure—Your heart isn’t pumping blood as strongly as it should.
- Diastolic failure—The muscle in your heart stiffens, limiting your heart’s ability to fill with blood.
This is the kind of evidence you’ll need to document your heart failure:
- Reports from doctor visits
- Hospitalization records
- Medical test results
- Medical imaging
- Exercise test results
- Treatment plans
- Prescription lists
- Statements from people who know you about your daily functioning
If you’re wondering whether you have a case for benefits, the disability lawyers at Makris Law Firm can look at your situation and let you know your options, for free.
Heart Failure Symptoms You Can Show on Your Disability Application
Under Social Security’s official guidelines for impairments that qualify for disability benefits, these are the kinds of symptoms and effects your doctors will need to confirm:
- Difficulty breathing
- Heart palpitations
- Chest pain
- Poor performance on an exercise test
- Blood pressure that’s too low despite exercise
- Poor blood flow to the brain, causing uncoordinated movement and mental confusion
- Symptoms severe enough that your doctor doesn’t think you could safely take an exercise test
- Three serious episodes of fluid retention in the heart requiring significant medical attention, such as hospitalization or emergency room care, over a one-year period
It takes a lot of legwork to document everything you need for a Social Security Disability claim. When your energy is already strained due to congestive heart failure, you shouldn’t have to do this yourself.
Don’t take a chance with your financial security. Let a Makris Law Firm disability attorney lighten your burden.
You’ll pay no attorney fee until you win benefits and rest easier.