Heart disease can be considered a disability under Social Security listing 4.00 (www.ssa.gov). The term “heart disease” encompasses several heart related issues including: heart attacks, strokes, arrhythmias, and atherosclerosis. Together, these conditions make heart disease the number one killer in America.  However, just because you suffer from heart disease does not mean you meet the listing.  Even with a social security disability attorney, it can be difficult to prove your condition meets the listing.  If you need a Tallahassee social security disability attorney, please consider the Law Office of Matt Liebenahut.

Heart disease is also the number one killer of women in America. When it comes to heart attacks, women do not always experience chest pain. Their symptoms can be much more subtle and can include nausea, shortness of breath, jaw pain, and fatigue. While it is common to try to avoid the issue and hope it goes away, you should always seek medical attention as soon as possible if you have even the slightest suspicion that you are having a heart attack.  Matt Liebenhaut is a Tallahassee social security disability attorney who helps women and men throughout North Florida and South Georgia obtain the disability benefits they deserve.

Rosie O’Donnell, found herself facing this scary disease when she had a heart attack this past August. She was slow to react to her symptoms which could have cost her, her life. The actress confesses that some of her lifestyle choices are likely linked to her encounter with heart disease. Rosie O’Donnell will be featured on the TV show Dr. Oz later this month to speak about her experience.

If you have a heart-related issue and think you are entitled to social security disability benefits, contact Matt Liebenhaut, a Tallahassee social security disability lawyer.

By: Matt Liebenhaut

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