Disability for Heart and Cardiovascular Disorders

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Severe heart disease and cardiovascular problems can qualify for disability benefits (SSDI or SSI) when your ability to work or exercise is limited by your heart’s reduced capacity to pump blood or by your heart muscle’s not getting enough blood. The SSA looks at various tests, including exercise tests, EKGs, and cardiac imaging, to determine the severity of your heart condition, and will consider the exertional restrictions your doctor has put on you (such as no heavy lifting) to see if there are jobs remaining that you can do.