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Former NYPD Police Detective and Security Guard with severe heart problems

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AGE:  58

PAST WORK:  NYPD detective, security guard

INJURIES:  cardiac condition

SUMMARY:  Claimant diagnosed with severe heart impairment dating back to 2000. After retiring from the police force, he worked sporadically as a security guard up until 2009, when his heart condition prevented him from performing any kind of work due to constant fatigue, chest pains and shortness of breath. Claimant’s treating doctor opined that even a desk job would be difficult due to his cardiac symptoms, but a Social Security medical expert opined that claimant’s condition “equaled” a medical listing related to his heart condition. As a result of this opinion, claimant won at Step 3 of the 5-Step Sequential Evaluation by having a condition that “equaled” a medical listing.

INITIAL DECISION: DENIED

HEARING LEVEL RESULT: FULLY FAVORABLE decision dating back to claimant’s alleged onset date of 2000.

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