Heart disease is a leading killer of people in Portland and throughout the United States. Despite the efforts of many organizations and public health campaigns, cardiovascular issues still manage to kill prematurely and leave others disabled and unable to work.
Portland residents left disabled by the crippling effects of a heart attack or any other issue caused by heart problems can file for Social Security Disability benefits. Social Security Disability benefits can help those impacted by heart disease pay for much needed medical care and help ease the financial stress associated with this serious disease that can make even routine household chores extremely difficult to complete.
The application process for Social Security Disability benefits can take some time. In some cases, recipients are not awarded the benefits they deserve for more than a year. Hiring an attorney that specializes in the Social Security process can make applying much easier.
In order to receive benefits, applicants must give information concerning their health records, tax records, financial information and social security numbers to the Social Security Administration. With this information, the Social Security Administration will decide whether or not applicants are in need of the supplemental income. Social Security benefits pay anywhere between 30 and 59 percent of an individual’s lost income.
Sufferers of cardiomyopathy, heart failure and ischemic heart disease can apply for benefits with the Social Security Administration. An experienced Social Security Disability attorney can help Portland residents organize their medical information and guide applicants through the application process.
Source: EmpowHER, “Heart Disease and Social Security Disability,” Mary Kyle, 7/18/11