Congestive heart failure can affect every single area of your life. You could find yourself struggling to breathe when you’re taking a short walk, feeling pain in your chest when you go up and down the stairs, and getting dizzy just cooking breakfast in the morning. Unfortunately, you’ve had to stop working because it’s just too much to handle.
Thankfully, you can apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and start to receive monthly checks to cover your bills. Then, you won’t have to worry about how you’re going to survive. Here’s some more information on applying.
Work Requirements for SSDI
To ensure you’re eligible for any type of SSDI, you must have been out of work for at least the past 12 months, or you need to anticipate that you’re going to be out of work for at least the next 12 months. You also cannot switch to another line of work.
Proving You Have Congestive Heart Failure
When you apply, you’ll have to indicate that you have either diastolic or systolic chronic heart failure. Then, you will need to send in proof of your condition, including documents like copies of your prescriptions, medical test results, medical images, exercise test results, and statements from people who are familiar with your condition.
Is It Easy to Get Benefits?
The truth of the matter is that most people get denied the benefits they need. The only way you’ll have a fighting chance of receiving benefits is by working with an experienced SSDI lawyer who can help you fill out your application and fight a denial.
Working With Schott Law to Receive SSDI
If you need help applying for SSDI or replying to a denial, Schott Law is here for you. Maggie Schott is an SSDI & SSI lawyer serving Washington and Idaho. Contact us now at (509) 328-5789 to start your application.