Millions of Americans suffer from a condition known as tachycardia. While mild cases of this condition may not interrupt the lives of sufferers, severe cases of tachycardia can significantly impact a person’s ability to perform job tasks. People who are unable to work due to disability may be worried that they will not be able to support themselves financially.
Social security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits are available for people who are unable to work. Anyone who has worked in the past may be eligible to receive SSDI benefits if they suffer from a serious disability.
What is Tachycardia?
Tachycardia is a condition that occurs when a person has an unusually high resting heart rate. This rate must fall above the normal range of 60 to 100 beats per minute. People who suffer from tachycardia experience an abnormally high heart rate because of issues related to the signals in the heart that work to regulate beating.
People who have healthy hearts can experience tachycardia after physical exertion. The temporary nature of tachycardia in this instance allows these individuals to avoid complications. A heart rate that is chronically high can cause complications that may reduce a person’s ability to complete physical tasks. Serious complications related to tachycardia include:
– Limited oxygen circulation throughout the body. This complication can cause people to feel dizzy or short of breath. Chest pain or fainting may occur.
– Irregular heartbeat.
– Life-threatening conditions including stroke, heart attack or heart failure. A complication known as sudden death can also occur.
Determining SSDI Eligibility for Tachycardia
Determining whether a person who suffers from tachycardia is eligible to receive SSDI benefits is a matter of evaluating whether the individual is able to complete job tasks. Medical records must be provided to the Social Security Administration as part of the application process. These records will then be reviewed to determine the applicant’s capabilities.
Work history is also taken into consideration during this process. While applicants may be unable to complete job tasks related to their most recent job due to their condition, it is possible that applicants have past experience that allows them to work in another position. People who are found to be eligible for SSDI benefits must be unable to work in any position for which they are qualified.
It is typically necessary for people who suffer from tachycardia to experience one of the serious complications outlined above before they can qualify for benefits. Disabilities that are recognized by the Social Security Administration when applications for benefits are being considered must make a person unable to work for a minimum of one year.
Applicants must prove that their condition remains serious in spite of treatment efforts. Medical records will be used to determine whether applicants have exhausted all of their options when it comes to recognized treatments for rapid heartbeat.
Over half of all initial applications for SSDI benefits are denied, and the most common reason for denial is a lack of proof of disability. This is why it is essential for applicants to seek treatment from a licensed medical provider. Doctors should be informed that their patient plans to apply for SSDI benefits. Medical providers who are aware that their records will be used during the SSDI application process are more likely to thoroughly record the information that is needed to determine eligibility.
Help for those Living with Tachycardia
Anyone who suffers from a disability that renders them unable to work is advised to consult with an SSDI attorney. SSDI attorneys are skilled at navigating the complicated process of applying for benefits. Attorneys are able to help applicants gather evidence from medical professionals to prove that they suffer from a disability that makes it impossible for them to work. Hiring an experienced SSDI attorney allows applicants to feel like they have someone on their side while they are applying for the benefits they need to pay for basic necessities.
To speak to an experienced disability lawyer about Tachycardia and other disability claims, please contact our office or call (215) 464-7200. The initial consultation is free of charge. There are no upfront costs or out-of-pocket fees. You pay us nothing until we win your case.