Eisenmenger Syndrome and Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Lawyer
Typically, applying for and receiving social security disability benefits can take many months. But what if your disabling condition is so severe that you cannot wait? Eisenmenger syndrome is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is Eisenmenger Syndrome?
Eisenmenger syndrome is associated with a structural defect of the heart in which already-‐oxygenated blood flows back into the lungs instead of out into the body. This syndrome is often diagnosed in babies born with a hole between the left and right ventricles, although a variety of other heart defects can also lead to Eisenmenger syndrome. Over time, unnecessary blood flow into the lungs can cause damage to the small blood vessels therein, and result in high blood pressure in the lungs; the overall effect is an under-oxygenated body. Eisenmenger syndrome is often detectable before a child reaches adolescence. Early detection and surgical intervention are ideal, though the prognosis for those with Eisenmenger syndrome varies. Affected individuals can live well into adulthood.
Some of the symptoms of Eisenmenger syndrome include:
- Bluish tint to the lips, fingers, toes, and skin
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Swelling in the joints
If you or a loved one is experiencing these symptoms, it is important to talk with a doctor immediately.
Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits and Eisenmenger Syndrome
Eisenmenger syndrome automatically qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with Eisenmenger syndrome, then you are considered disabled for at least 24 months from the date of diagnosis.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Eisenmenger syndrome, contact an experienced social security disability lawyer today. Please call us at 1-800‐882-5500 or fill out a free consultation form for a free evaluation of your social security disability case.