Cardiovascular Conditions And Social Security Disability

Cardiovascular conditions refer to a group of illnesses and injuries that affect the proper functioning of the heart and circulatory system. When these conditions are so severe that they impair your ability to perform basic job tasks, you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recognizes a limited number of cardiovascular conditions as qualifying for SSD benefits. Some examples include:

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Syncope
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Chronic heart failure
  • Central cyanosis
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Heart valve disease
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Myocardial ischemia
  • Vein and artery disorders

If you are diagnosed with a qualifying condition, it must be severe enough to prevent you from doing any kind of work and be expected to continue for at least 12 months or ultimately result in your death. At the Law Offices of Katherine L. Niven & Associates, PC, our Harrisburg attorneys have successfully represented numerous clients in cases involving cardiovascular conditions and Social Security Disability claims.

Obtaining Workers' Compensation Benefits For Cardiovascular Conditions

When a cardiovascular condition comes about as a direct result of your job, you also have the right to seek workers' compensation benefits. Whether you have developed a cardiovascular disease due to certain environmental factors in your workplace or job-related stress resulted in a heart attack, our lawyers are prepared to help you pursue the benefits you are entitled to receive under the law.

Our founding attorney, Katherine L. Niven, is a former Pennsylvania workers' compensation judge. She has a complete understanding of the law and the rights of injured workers, and she knows how the courts evaluate these claims. You can rely on us to pursue every available option and present the strongest possible case in support of your claim for benefits.

Talk To one Of Our Pennsylvania Lawyers About Your Claim

Contact Katherine L. Niven & Associates to discuss your workers' compensation or Social Security Disability claim with a lawyer. Initial consultations are always free. You can reach us by phone at 717-260-3580 or toll free at 866-321-5340. You can also reach us via email.