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What Heart Conditions Could Qualify Me for Delaware Disability Benefits?

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What Heart Conditions Could Qualify Me for Delaware Disability Benefits?

What Heart Conditions Could Qualify Me for Delaware Disability Benefits?

If you recently had a heart attack or stroke and find yourself unable to do the things you used to do, then you might have reasonable financial concerns surrounding your ability to continue working. You may also be concerned if you just went to the doctor and found out you have a new heart condition that will severely limit your amount of physical activity. For people who have worked physical labor jobs their whole lives, this can be a scary realization. Consider talking to a Delaware Disability Attorney if you have questions about your eligibility for Delaware disability insurance.


While cardiovascular diseases are a severe problem in the United States right now, you might not qualify for heart disease disability benefits with any type of heart condition. Even if you were diagnosed with a heart condition listed in the Social Security Administration (SSA) Blue Book of disabilities, you may have to meet specific requirements of that condition before receiving benefits. Some of the most common heart conditions associated with disability benefits are:

  • Congestive heart failureWhat Heart Conditions Could Qualify Me for Delaware Disability Benefits?
  • Continuous arrhythmia
  • Heart transplant problems
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Aneurism in the arteries
  • Hypertensive heart disease

Be sure to talk with your doctor about the details of your diagnosis and what limitations could be caused by your heart condition. For your disability application, you will want your doctor to have a list of all the impairments your heart condition might cause related to work. This is vital for any disability claim.

Different conditions come with different requirements in terms of severity, duration of symptoms, and which symptoms need to be present for your Delaware disability benefits application to be considered.


The main medical evidence you will be submitting to the SSA is documents of your heart condition. Within this Delaware disability medical evidence, you will want to include things like:

  • Medical history of your heart problems and any other issues related to your heart condition
  • Lab results related to your heart problems
  • Physical exam reports and writings
  • Any treatments you have had and whether they have been successful
  • Medications you currently take for your heart condition
  • A longitudinal clinical record of at least three months of treatment and follow-up with notes on progress

This longitudinal report is key for your disability claim because the SSA needs this to assess the severity of your heart condition and figure out whether your condition could improve with treatment. If your disability is showing improvement and will likely improve, then your disability claim might be denied.


Navigating through the tedious disability insurance application process can be stressful, the last thing you want when dealing with a serious heart condition. Feel free to seek help from a Delaware Disability Benefits Lawyer if you find yourself lost in the application process. You can call Edelstein Martin & Nelson by dialing (302) 295-5050 for a free consultation today. Our experienced Delaware disability attorneys serve clients in Wilmington, Delaware and are prepared to help you defend your disability claim.

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