Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (known as “CPET”) can be useful for substantiating long term disability insurance claims. The CPET is particularly recommended for conditions that cause fatigue as a major symptom.
Fatigue is commonly self-reported by claimants rather than objectively tested by their doctors. Consequently, your insurance company may consider your reported fatigue as “subjective”. Disability claims with subjective symptoms are more highly scrutinized and at higher risk of denial.
The CPET can provide evidence of your exertional limitations. These objective results can help prove your disability to your insurance company.
Read below to learn more about the CPET and how it may help your disability claim.