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Qualifying for Disability Benefits for Congestive Heart Failure in Florida

Receiving Social Security disability benefits for residents of South Florida with congestive heart failure may be possible if they can prove they are unable to work.

Congestive heart failure is a serious disease that can be deadly. Some of the symptoms of the disease include:

  • Weakness
  • Shortness of breath (Orthopnea)
  • Fatigue
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Palpitations
  • Fainting
  • Lightheadedness

If you were diagnosed with congestive heart failure in South Florida and unable to work and have worked in the past, you may be eligible to receive disability benefits. There are several steps that must be taken when an application for disability benefits for congestive heart failure is submitted.

Working with a knowledgeable South Florida disability lawyer can help you through the process. An attorney skilled in disability benefits can recommend the steps you must take when submitting your paperwork.

When making an application with the Social Security Administration for disability benefits in South Florida you will go through several evaluations to see if you qualify. The examiner for disability benefits has to consider whether or not your heart failure is serious enough to meet the requirements in their listing. If you meet the requirements of the listings of impairments, you will be considered disabled and unable to work.

The Code of Federal Regulations 404.1505 (a) defines disability as the inability to do any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment, which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.

Congestive heart failure can be fatal if not properly taken care of. If you are unable to work because you have congestive heart failure in South Florida, you need to discuss your options with a skilled South Florida disability attorney.

Call the Law Office of David Benenfeld today at 954-677-0155 to schedule your free legal consultation. Receive our FREE book, Can’t Work? Maneuvering the Social Security Disability Claim’s Maze when you make the call.

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