Tricuspid Atresia (TA) 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? Tricuspid atresia (TA) is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is TA?
TA is a congenital heart defect in which the tricuspid valve is absent or fails to form properly. The tricuspid valve is an opening that conducts blood flow from the right atrium to the right ventricle and on to the lungs. In TA, the tricuspid valve is absent or malformed; consequently, blood cannot travel from the right ventricle to the lungs for proper oxygenation. There is no known cause of TA, though it often occurs in conjunction with other heart defects. Many cases of TA benefit from surgery. However, the prognosis for babies born with TA depends upon the extent of the defect and the overall health of the rest of the heart.
Some of the symptoms of TA include:
- Bluish tint to the skin
- Rapid breathing
- Shortness of breath
- Poor growth
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 TA
TA qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with TA, 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 TA, 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.