Indiana Social Security Attorneys for Cardiovascular System Disorders

When your heart doesn’t function properly, you may have a cardiovascular system disorder. In some cases, a cardiovascular disorder can be so serious that a person can’t work. If you can’t work, you may not be able to pay all your bills or keep a roof over your family’s head. You’re worried and may be facing serious financial trouble.

The Indiana Social Security Disability attorneys of Hankey Marks & Crider understand the challenges that disabled people and their families face. We have years of experience with working our clients’ claims through the Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits system successfully, and we’d like to put our skills to work for you. If you qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, our team of Indiana Social Security attorneys can assist you with your claim for long-term disability, even if you’ve been turned down.

Call us today at (317) 634-8565 or contact us online for a free consultation. We can discuss your case and advise you about your legal options for obtaining SSD benefits.

Do I Need a Social Security Disability Attorney?

Many Americans living with a long-term or permanent disability file for SSD benefits without experiencing any roadblocks or difficulty in doing so. However, the process of filing for SSD benefits involves a great deal of time and energy that many people who are living with long-term or permanent disabilities may feel ill-equipped to handle on their own. In this case, an SSD attorney may be your best option.

To qualify for Social Security Disability benefits in Indiana, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will need access to your complete medical history. The information they will require includes, among other things, labs, physical examination notes and reports, and past prescribed treatment for your cardiovascular disorder. With this information, the SSA can make a decision based on the seriousness of your condition and how long it has lasted or how long it may continue. If any of this information is missing, the SSA can deny your application.

Additionally, not everyone who is eligible for SSD benefits gets them. Many applications are denied year after year. In 2020, of the 1,838,893 applications filed to obtain SSD benefits, only 648,121 were successful. Alarmingly, that’s only 35.25% of all applicants.

Unfortunately, even if you are truly deserving of Social Security Disability benefits, your application may be denied for a variety of reasons, including failure to provide the necessary medical documentation or other information the SSA decides it needs to approve your benefits.

A skilled Indiana SSD attorney can provide assistance when you file your claim and should you need to appeal a claim that’s been denied. An experienced lawyer can help you:

  • File the appropriate paperwork on time
  • Gather the documents necessary to prove an SSD benefits claim
  • Identify and secure medical documentation
  • Advocate on your behalf to secure the financial compensation needed for your cardiovascular system disorder
  • Identify next steps in the event of a rejection
  • Make a case for your appeal

The Social Security Administration receives hundreds upon thousands of applications every day. If you forget to include certain information or if your application has minor errors, your claim could be rejected, and you’d have to work through the appeals process. This can take a long time.

Your best path forward is to hire an accomplished attorney before you file for Social Security Disability benefits. This way, you and your family can avoid the intimidation and headache that comes with filing for SSD benefits on your own.

Types of Cardiovascular System Disorders

The SSA will take your medical history and the condition of your heart into consideration. If you don’t meet the requirements listed on the SSA website, your SSD benefits application may be denied.

Some common types of cardiovascular system disorders include:

  • Chronic heart failure – heart attack, faulty heart valves, Myocarditis
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Coronary artery disease – obstructive coronary artery disease, nonobstructive coronary artery disease, coronary microvascular disease
  • Symptomatic congenital heart disease
  • Heart transplant
  • Aneurysm of aorta or major branches
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Peripheral arterial disease

If any of these or some other cardiovascular disorder has left you disabled, you may be entitled to obtain long-term disability benefits. Contact an Indiana Social Security lawyer from Hankey Marks & Crider as soon as possible to see if you qualify.

Why Hire Hankey Marks & Crider to Help with My SSD Benefits?

The legal team at Hankey Marks & Crider has over 80 years of collective experience in Social Security Disability and personal injury cases across the state of Indiana and the greater Midwest. Since 1973, our founder, Charles D. Hankey, has handled over 10,000 disability cases. He is well-versed in how to file a successful Social Security Disability benefits claim and in getting disabled people the benefits they deserve.

We handle all types of Social Security claims, including:

  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSD/SSDI)
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • Social Security Disability Claim Filing
  • Social Security Disability Claim Appeal
  • Social Security Disability / Injury Representation
  • Qualifying Disabilities

Our lawyers are skilled and compassionate, and they will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the full amount of compensation that you deserve.


According to the American Heart Association (AHA), 126.9 million Americans were living with some form of cardiovascular disease (CVD) between 2015 and 2018. From 2016-2017, the costs associated with CVD were $363.4 billion. Losses of $147.4 billion were recorded for productivity and mortality together. The annual average amount cost of heart disease between 2016 and 2017 was $219.6 billion.

In keeping with the AHA’s findings, in 2005, it was reported that stroke was a leading cause of long-term disability. Three percent of men and two percent of women in the United States reported that they were disabled because of a stroke.

Contact an Indiana Cardiovascular System Disorder Attorney Today

If you suffer from a Cardiovascular System Disorder, contact the skilled and compassionate lawyers at Hankey Marks & Crider. We can help you make sure your application is complete without missing information or mistakes and is properly filed.

We want to help you secure the compensation you and your family deserve. Call us today at (317) 634-8565 or contact us online for a consultation about how we can help with your situation.