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Can I Get Disability Benefits for Ischemic Heart Disease

Can I Get Disability Benefits for Ischemic Heart Disease

Can I get disability benefits for Ischemic Heart Disease: Ischemic Heart Disease is a disease which develops when cholesterol particles in the blood stream begin to accumulate on the walls of the arteries which supply blood to your heart. It is a condition which causes a recurrence of chest pain or discomfort, extreme fatigue and shortness of breath-most often during times or exertion or excitement.

Ischemic Heart Disease is one of the leading causes of death world-wide.

Once the condition becomes severe, it is almost impossible for the victim to work full time (8 hours a day, 5 days a week, 50 weeks a year). People with IHD should seek medical attention immediately and continue seeing a physician and ensuring that they do everything which their doctor recommends.

The Social Security Administration lists ischemic heart disease as a condition which can be disabling when the symptoms interferes with the person’s ability to engage in sustained work activity. Listing 4.04 in the Code of Federal Regulations lays out in specifics the impairments which a sufferer has to have in order to qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits for this condition; however, if you do not “meet or equal” this listing, you may still be entitled to disability benefits if your condition, in conjunction with any other physical or mental impairment, prevents you from returning to work you have done in the past and other substantial work you might be qualified to perform given your age, education and acquired work skills.

If you or a loved one lives in Alabama, you are suffering with ischemic heart disease and you believe you are disabled as the result and are entitled to Social Security Disability or SSI benefits, you do not have to take on the Social Security Administration alone. Please feel free to call and talk with one of the experienced Alabama Disability Attorneys at Powell and Denny today.

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