Heart transplants are widely considered one of the most serious surgeries
performed in hospitals throughout America. If you undergo a heart surgery,
you will need to take a long time to recover from the very serious procedure.
That is why the Social Security Administration has listed a heart transplant
as one of the transplants that qualify for disability.
Heart transplants are a rare exception with the SSA. In most cases, individuals
who want to file for disability are required to detail very diagnostic
criteria in order to qualify for benefits. This means that if you are
getting a liver transplant for example, you will need to provide very
detailed description of your condition prior to the transplant and explain
why you believe that you qualify for disability.
Yet with a heart transplant, no details and arguments are required. Those
that undergo a heart transplant automatically qualify for disability benefits,
regardless of the reason for the transplant. This means that regardless
of whether you suffered cardiomyopathy, a viral infection of a heart muscle,
valvular heart disease, an arterial heart disease, a congenital heart
defect, or the failure or a previous heart transplant, you can receive
disability benefits simply because you had to undergo such a severe surgery.
The SSA will consider a heart transplant patient disabled for a period
of 12 months following the date of the surgery. At this point, the case
can be educated on any residual impact from the surgery. For example,
if a medication taken after the heart surgery led to damage of another
organ, then the patient will be reevaluated for this condition and the
SSA will decide whether or not to continue SSDI for the patient. If you
are undergoing a heart transplant then don't hesitate to contact a
SSDI attorney at our firm today to help you with our case. With the right lawyer on
your side, you may be able to get the assistance that you need!