Many Americans are no stranger to heart disease. Many people are afflicted with the ailment or know someone who is. Often heart issues can be so serious that they require significant medical intervention and therapy. The condition can also keep people from work. In these cases, people may wonder if they can qualify for financial assistance from Social Security as a result of their cardiovascular problems.
According to the Social Security Administration, a heart condition -- including a heart attack -- can be enough for someone to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. However, in order to be eligible for benefits, people must have specific cardiovascular impairments and have enough evidence of the issue.