The Financial Support You Need in a Tough Time

Hearing the words “congestive heart failure” come out of your doctor’s mouth can leave you reeling.

When your heart doesn’t work like it should, your life changes dramatically. What’s the outlook for me? What are my treatment options? Is there any way I can get through this?

For many, working is impossible. Holding a full-time job with your health issues just isn’t realistic.

Your bills, however, have no pity. Thinking about paying your regular expenses on top of any medical bills causes your brain to spin.

It’s why you need Social Security Disability benefits.

The monthly checks can provide lifesaving financial security while you focus on what matters most—your health.

Winning these benefits, unfortunately, can be difficult. Most applicants are denied on their first try.

No matter where you are in the disability process—whether you’re applying or you’ve been denied—the attorneys at the Law Offices of Karen Kraus Bill want to help.

We’re proud to help our neighbors in Missouri get the benefits they deserve. Let us help you today.

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How to Qualify for Social Security Disability with CHF

Social Security classifies congestive heart failure as “chronic heart failure” (CHF) to capture a more broad set of illnesses.

You can’t just tell Social Security you have CHF. You have to prove it, providing significant evidence like medical records, hospital reports, supporting testimonials and more.

You’ll also need to prove you had one of these two types of heart failure:

  • Systolic failure – This is when your heart isn’t pumping blood as strongly as it should.
  • Diastolic failure – This happens when the muscle in your heart becomes stiff, limiting the heart’s filling capacity.

And here’s what you’ll have to prove in general to qualify for benefits:

  • Your heart condition forces you out of work.
  • You can’t switch to another line of work.
  • Your CHF will make you miss at least a year of work.

We know this can be a confusing time. At the Law Offices of Karen Kraus Bill, our compassionate attorneys can answer any questions you have. We’ll even evaluate your case for free.

If You’ve Been Denied, Don’t Give up

Getting a rejection can feel cruel.

You’re the one suffering. You included everything you thought you should on your application, and the big, unfeeling government agency didn’t give you a second thought.

It seems unfair.

A denial isn’t the end, though. Social Security features a layered appeals process with multiple chances for you to win benefits along the way.

Remember, most people get denied. So you’re not alone.

Your best chance at winning usually comes at a hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ). This hearing is the only time you get to plead your case in person.

Don’t take a chance when it comes to your wellbeing. Karen Kraus Bill knows the judges, she knows the system, and she knows how to help you win.

In fact, the government’s own statistics show that you’re three times as likely to win benefits at an appeals hearing if you hire representation.

Give us a call today to get your case started.

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