Applying for disability with heart failure and Social Security keeps sending me to doctors
Back in January, I began the process of filing for disability due to congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy. They have sent me to two doctors already and now when I thought they were about to make a decision they are sending me to another doctor for another evaluation. They already sent me to do a ECG and an echocardiogram. What do you think this means in regards to my chances for getting approved? Thank you for your opinion.
The only thing you can really ever know about this type of situation is that a disability examiner, or just as likely, a disability examiner's supervisor, has found it necessary to obtain additional information that was not necessarily available in your regular medical records.
It's probably not very often, I would say, that a claimant is sent for an ECG and an echocardiogram, so, obviously, they think this line of development is worth pursuing. That said, I think its safe to say this is a positive development.
In my time as a disability examiner, I think I may seen this type of consultative examination being scheduled less than a handful of times. I would I could say more, but the only thing to do is wait for a decision at this point.
Good luck on your case.
About the Author: Tim Moore is a former Social Security Disability Examiner in North Carolina, has been interviewed by the NY Times and the LA Times on the disability system, and is an Accredited Disability Representative (ADR) in North Carolina. For assistance on a disability application or Appeal in NC, click here.
Most popular topics on SSDRC.com
Social Security Disability in North Carolina
Common Mistakes to avoid after being denied for Disability
Tips to Prepare for Filing for Social Security Disability or SSI
Advice to Win SSD and SSI Benefit Claims
Social Security Disability SSI Questions
What is the difference between Social Security Disability and SSI?
How to get disability for depression
Getting disability for fibromyalgia
SSI disability for children with ADHD
What is the Application Process for Social Security Disability and SSI?
Social Security Disability SSI Exam tips
More Social Security Disability SSI Questions
What makes you eligible for Social Security Disability or SSI?
Facts about Congestive Heart Failure and Filing for Disability
Will I be approved for disability on my appeal?
Disability Approval Chances at the Social Security Reconsideration and Hearing Levels
How Often Does Social Security Approve Disability The First Time You Apply?
Best Medical Records For a Disability Claim
How Far Back Does Social Security Look At Your Medical Records
Social Security Disability prefers Current Medical Records
Why does Social Security send people to medical exams?
What makes you eligible to qualify for disability?
The jobs that you might have done in the past fifteen years