Endomyocardial Fibrosis (EMF) 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? Endomyocardial fibrosis (EMF) is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is EMF?
EMF is a progressive disease in which the healthy cells lining the components of the heart are replaced by fibrous tissue. As the fibrous tissue accumulates, it constricts the right and/or left ventricular cavities, as well as the valves between them, and other structures of the heart. EMF is more common in tropical and subtropical regions, specifically sub-‐Saharan Africa, India, and South America. The cause of EMF is unknown, but people of all ages are susceptible to the disease.
Some of the symptoms of EMF include:
- Heart lesions
- Restricted ventricles
- Buildup of fluid in the abdomen
- Enlarged liver or spleen
- Distension of jugular vein
- Facial swelling
- Hemorrhagic skin spots
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 EMF
EMF automatically qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with EMF, 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 EMF, 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.