Cardiovascular issues and waiting for more evidence for SSD

When a Missouri resident has a cardiovascular issue that he or she believes warrant the approval for Social Security disability benefits, the evidence is one of the key factors toward getting those benefits. Claimants must meet a variety of federal regulations and requirements before being approved. Evidence is a key factor in the process and there are times when the Social Security Administration will wait before asking for more evidence regarding the issue or issues as it makes its decision.

With cases based on cardiovascular problems, the SSA will wait for more evidence when there is information that indicates the impairment has yet to stabilize and the change in the impairment could have an influence on the determination or decision. When this is the case, the SSA must wait so the illness can be evaluated properly in terms of severity and duration while it is stable.

There are various circumstances when this wait will be necessary. For example, if the person has recently had a heart attack, underwent a procedure to repair a heart issue, or is taking part in a new drug regimen and the response to it is still unknown, these ware all instances in which the SSA will wait.

When there is a necessary wait time, the SSA will get the evidence three months after the event prior to moving forward with the evaluation. If, however, there is sufficient information for a determination or decision to be made based on all the evidence, the SSA will not wait.

Since cardiovascular problems such as heart disease and other health issues related to it can be so problematic for people to function every day, it is imperative to have legal help when seeking SSD benefits. Making a mistake or failing to understand the rules with evidence and other factors can lead to a case that would otherwise have been approved being denied. A lawyer who understands the ins and outs of Social Security disability benefits can be of assistance in explaining these and other matters.

Source:, “4.00 Cardiovascular System — B. Documenting Cardiovascular Impairment — 4. When will we wait before we ask for more evidence?” accessed Dec. 12, 2017

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