What Is In A Disability Application With An Aortic Aneurysm?

An unusually large bulge that forms in a major blood vessel called the aorta can lead to a significant medical issue called an aorta aneurysm. Sudden, excruciating pain in the area where the aorta aneurysm occurred requires immediate medical attention, with recovery times lasting weeks, if not months. If you experienced an aortic aneurysm, you might qualify for financial assistance provided by a disability program managed by the Social Security Administration (SSA). You will need to submit supporting medical documentation, as well as paperwork that confirms the amount of time you missed from work.

Medical Documents the SSA Needs to Review

As a major cardiac disorder, an aortic aneurysm is listed under Section 4.10 of the SSA’s medical symptoms guide called the Blue Book. If an aortic aneurysm caused damage to organs other than the brain or the heart, you might be eligible for financial assistance by referring to the relevant Blue Book section that covers the organ. In any case, you have to submit compelling medical evidence that an aortic aneurysm triggered serious healthcare consequences. First, you have to demonstrate the medical condition prevented you from working for at least 12 consecutive months.

General paperwork such as a list of the names and contact information of the healthcare professionals that treated you is a must to include in a disability application. The SSA wants to have quick access to any healthcare specialist that diagnosed, treated, and rehabilitated the symptoms of an aortic aneurysm. Copies that present the results of medical tests also must accompany a disability claim. An ultrasound test of the area where the aorta burst is critical to proving your case. Your physician took a CT scan of the aorta to create clear images of the damage caused by the aorta bursting. The size and shape of the aneurysm go a long way towards determining the seriousness of the medical condition.

Documents to Prove Loss of Income

Suffering from an aortic aneurysm can keep you off your feet for a prolonged period. This means you do not have the physical ability to continue working. A summary signed by a representative of your employer should describe what kind of work you do, as well as explain how the aortic aneurysm has prevented you from holding down a job. Intense pain, shortness of breath, and extremely low blood pressure are all symptoms of an aortic aneurysm that impairs job performance.

Make sure to include the most recent copies of a W-2 form and federal income tax return. Both documents should present evidence of a dramatic loss of income. The work-related documents will provide the SSA your Social Security number, which the federal agency needs to process your claim. In addition, send the SSA a copy of your birth certificate to prove your eligibility to receive disability benefits.


Why Hiring a Lawyer is a Good Idea

Working with an accomplished Social Security lawyer ensures you submit the medical documentation you need to persuade the SSA to approve your claim. An attorney also keeps track of your disability application to get a decision on your claim in a timely manner. If the SSA denies your disability application, your Social Security lawyer handles every step of the appeals process. Since most Social Security attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis, you do not have to pay any upfront money to submit a disability application.

Schedule a free case evaluation today to get the ball rolling on your disability claim.

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