Single Ventricle 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? Single ventricle is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is Single Ventricle?
The heart has four chambers; the upper chambers, or atria, receive blood as it flows into the heart. The lower chambers, or ventricles, pump blood out of the heart. Single ventricle is a cardiac defect in which a child is born with only one functional ventricle. There are several varieties of single ventricle defects, including hypoplastic left heart syndrome, tricuspid atresia, double outlet left ventricle, and some heterotaxy and other congenital heart defects. Children born with single ventricle heart defects require multiple open heart procedures and close monitoring throughout the remainder of their lives. The prognosis for affected individuals varies.
Single Ventricle Symptoms
Some of the symptoms of single ventricle include:
- Bluish tint to the skin, lips, and nails
- Difficulty breathing
- Feeding difficulties
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 Single Ventricle
Single ventricle qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with single ventricle, 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 single ventricle, 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.