Can I Get Financial Assistance for Congestive Heart Failure?

If you could get some financial support, living with congestive heart failure (CHF) would be so much easier.

CHF impacts your daily life. It can make it impossible for you to work. But it doesn’t change the fact that supporting yourself and surviving cost money.

You can get help paying for your essential expenses by applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.

Benefits come with monthly checks and also qualify you for Medicare or Medicaid health care coverage. They can go a long way toward restoring your sense of peace.

But getting benefits is often a struggle. Most people who apply for SSD get denied.

The lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can help you take on this difficult process. Our disability lawyers have extensive experience: We’ve helped thousands of people in Ohio win benefits.

Keep reading for more about how to qualify for Social Security Disability with congestive heart failure.

Or talk to us to learn more about how disability benefits could apply to your individual situation.

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How to Qualify for Social Security Disability with Congestive Heart Failure

The most important factor in qualifying for SSD benefits is that your health problems must be severe enough that you can’t work at all, for at least a year.

Because heart conditions can vary in severity in different people, you aren’t guaranteed to qualify for disability income with CHF.

Sometimes people can keep working with heart problems, or at least they can keep working with modifications to their jobs. Social Security will look into that possibility before approving your claim.

The government has an official list of guidelines on how to qualify for benefits with different medical conditions. Congestive heart failure falls into the category of “chronic heart failure.”

Under that category, Social Security says you must have one of these types of heart failure:

  • Systolic Failure: A decline in your heart’s ability to pump blood
  • Diastolic Failure: Stiffening in your heart that prevents it from filling with blood as it should

You have to prove that you have one of these conditions using evidence that you submit to Social Security. These are the types of evidence that could make your disability claim successful:

  • Details on any hospitalizations you’ve had
  • Documents explaining your treatment plan
  • Medical images
  • Prescription records
  • Results from exercise tests
  • Results from medical tests
  • Testimony from people who personally know you about how CHF impacts your life

You don’t have to pay anything to get the disability attorneys at HNB to look at your case of congestive heart failure and give you an idea of your eligibility for benefits.

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Symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure that Support Your Disability Claim

In its official listing of impairments for disability benefits, Social Security describes the kinds of congestive heart failure symptoms that you need your medical evidence to show.

These include:

  • Breathing problems
  • Chest pain
  • A doctor’s decision that you can’t safely take an exercise test
  • Fatigue
  • Fluid retention in the heart on at least three occasions leading to major medical attention such as hospitalization
  • Heart palpitations
  • Low blood pressure despite exercise
  • Low results on an exercise test
  • Problems with blood flow to the brain, leading to confusion and uncoordinated movement

Gathering all of this information can feel like a burden when you’re already suffering fatigue from congestive heart failure. Let the SSD lawyers at HNB can take care of it for you.

We want to see you reclaim a measure of financial security.

You will pay no attorney fee until you win benefits and reduce your worries about money—so you can focus on your well-being.

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