Cancer and Social Security Disability
Posted on behalf of Phillips Disability, P.C. on Jun 05, 2015 in Qualifying Conditions
With the observance of National Cancer Survivors Day on June 7, we take a moment to reflect on the staggering number of people diagnosed with this dreadful disease every year.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) strongly supports the fight against cancer and offers services to patients suffering from the disease through its disability program and its Compassionate Allowances program.
The Compassionate Allowances List
A cancer diagnosis is often unexpected and in many cases can inhibit a persons ability to work.
The Compassionate Allowances (CAL) program was created for medical conditions that are so severe, they automatically meet Social Security disability standards, allowing for an expedited process and minimal medical information.
No additional paperwork is required to apply for CAL. When you submit your traditional Supplemental Security Income application, SSA will acknowledge that your condition is on the list and will move your application quickly through the process.
There are currently 25 types of cancer on the CAL list, with the potential for more. Some types of cancers included are:
- Metastatic brain or spinal cord cancer
- Inflammatory breast cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Metastatic bladder cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Gallbladder cancer
- Liver cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Among others
Social Security Disability Lawyers
The team of attorneys are Phillips Disability is dedicated to helping individuals obtain needed SSD and SSI benefits. We can guide you or your loved one through the application process to help make sure that you receive the benefits you need.
The application process can often be confusing and frustrating, so don't go it alone. Contact one of our trusted SSD benefits lawyers today for a compassionate hand to help you through the process.