Arrhythmia is a common heart condition that affects your heartbeat. If you live with recurring arrhythmia that prevents you from working and supporting yourself, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Summit Disability Law Group specializes in helping people win disability benefits.
Your heart is a vital organ. When it is not working properly, it can be very difficult to function and easily complete daily tasks. Because of this, arrhythmia can make it difficult for you to keep a job and cover your needs and expenses. This page outlines how you can get helpful Social Security disability benefits with arrhythmia.
At Summit Disability Law Group, we want to make the disability claims process as simple as possible. You can request a free, no-strings-attached consultation by completing the request form on the right side of this page. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about your case.
Requirements to Qualify for Disability Benefits with Arrhythmia
There is an official name for “Social Security disability benefits.” That name is Social Security Disability Insurance, or SSDI. The Social Security Administration manages the SSDI program, which is designed to help disabled Americans who once worked and paid taxes. If your condition meets the requirements of the SSA’s “listing of impairments,” you may qualify for benefits.
To receive meet the listing for arrhythmia, you must meet the following requirements:
- Your arrhythmia must be recurrent and associated with syncope or near syncope
You must experience recurrent episodes of arrhythmia in order to qualify for benefits. In particular, the SSA states that you must experience recurrent episodes of “syncope or near syncope.”
Syncope means a loss of consciousness, or fainting. If you experience recurrent episodes of arrhythmia that result in fainting or near-fainting, you may meet this requirement.
- Your arrhythmia must not be related to reversible causes
Your arrhythmia must not be caused by temporary, fixable causes. The SSA describes some potential reversible causes. These include electrolyte abnormalities and drug toxicity.
- Your condition must exist despite prescribed treatment
In order to meet this requirement, you must experience recurrent arrhythmia even while undergoing prescribed treatment for it. This can include prescription medication, a pacemaker, or an implanted cardiac defibrillator.
- You must have medical evidence in the form of testing
You will need to provide medical evidence of your recurrent arrhythmia and associated fainting. This evidence should come in the form of medical tests. One common test uses a Holter monitor, which measures your heart activity. Tilt-table testing can also help diagnose your condition. This involves laying on a table which is then tilted upright and can help doctors locate causes of fainting.
A skilled Social Security disability lawyer can help you put together a claim that completely reflects your condition and needs.
How Social Security Disability Benefits Can Help You
Recurrent arrhythmia can make it extremely difficult to hold a steady job. The condition often results in fainting, which can put you at serious risk for injuries. Fortunately, the SSDI program is designed to help individuals whose disabilities and medical conditions prevent them from working.
If you worked and earned money in the past, you most likely had Social Security taxes withheld from your paycheck. Paying those taxes was your way of “paying in” to the Social Security system. Now, you have the right to be paid back under SSDI if you have a qualifying condition.
- Do I receive cash payments under SSDI?
Monthly cash payments are the standard form of SSDI benefits. They are also what most people think of when they think of the term “disability benefits.” If the SSA decides that you are eligible for benefits, you will soon begin to receive monthly checks to help cover your basic needs. The amount you can receive in this monthly check varies depending on your work history.
Past-due and retroactive payments pay you SSDI benefits for the months before and during the application process. If the SSA awards you benefits, you may be eligible for these types of benefits. An experienced attorney can help you make sure you get all the benefits you deserve.
Medicare benefits are a less well-known part of SSDI benefits. Once you receive 24 months’ worth of standard, past-due, and retroactive SSDI payments, you are automatically enrolled in Medicare. This can improve your access to healthcare for your condition.
Social Security Disability Lawyers at Summit Disability Law Group
You may be wondering how you can improve your chances of winning a Social Security disability claim. There is one thing you can do that may help your case more than anything else – hire a lawyer. An experienced and skilled Social Security disability attorney knows the process and can help you build the strongest possible case.
Only about 20% of SSDI claims are successful after the first review by the SSA. Many disability claimants try to handle their claims alone and get discouraged by the long and frustrating process. However, our lawyers can handle the hard work for you and keep your claim on the right track.
Summit Disability Law Group offers all disabled Utahns access to the following resources.
- No hourly fees – you only pay us if we win
Some lawyers charge expensive hourly rates for their services. We don’t believe this is the right way for us to do business. You should only have to pay us if your claim is successful and you get the benefits you need. So, you will only pay us our legal fees if we win your SSDI case.
- Free disability claim consultations
Disability law can be very complicated. It is often hard for claimants to understand exactly where their case stands. We want to help! We offer free claim consultations so that you can discuss your disability case with an expert.
Are you interested in a free SSDI claim consultation? If so, please complete the consultation request form at the top of this page!
- Free Utah disability claim handbook
We wrote The Utah Social Security Disability Handbook because we know that many claimants want to learn more about their claims on their own time. This handbook explains the law in simple, plain English and not legal jargon.
You can order an absolutely free copy today by clicking here!
Contact Us and Start Building Your SSDI Claim Today
If you want to discuss your SSDI claim with a lawyer who knows the process, Summit Disability Law Group is here to help. We have years of experience handling SSDI cases for people with many different disabilities and conditions. Our attorneys know the details of disability law and are ready to put that knowledge to work for you!
To contact our central office in Draper, please call (801) 890-1030. If it is not convenient for you to come to Draper, we also have office locations in Bountiful and Orem. If you are unable to travel, we can speak with you at home, at the hospital, or on Skype. Just let us know what works best for you!