Does Cancer Qualify for Disability Benefits?

It’s tough enough grappling with the news that you have cancer. Besides the loss of your physical health, you shouldn’t have to worry about damage to your financial well-being, too.

You’d much rather be able to work through the treatment. But it’s too hard. You can’t work. Your income stops. Your bills pile up. You feel helpless.

But there is help. Monthly checks from Social Security Disability (SSD) can help you cover your basic needs—so you can focus on beating your cancer.

Still, most people are denied when they first apply for benefits, even with cancer.

Get support through this difficult time. Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal has helped thousands of people in Ohio win disability benefits for more than 40 years.

When you’re not feeling well and you’re trying to deal with a massive government program like Social Security Disability, an HNB lawyer can take the pressure off you.

That’s why they say “Helping me, that’s HNB.”

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    When You Can Speed Up Cancer Disability Benefits

    Winning Social Security Disability benefits can take months—and sometimes more than a year. But Social Security recognizes that certain forms of cancer are highly aggressive—and receiving disability benefits is urgent.

    The Social Security Administration grants special consideration for severe cancers, which it put on a list qualifying for “compassionate allowances.” 

    A compassionate allowance can get you immediate benefits. The attorneys at HNB Law know how to request this faster decision.

    But even without a fast-track allowance, cancer can qualify you for benefits through a standard application.

    You could be awarded benefits with any of these types of cancer and more:

    • Brain cancer
    • Breast cancer
    • Carcinoma
    • Gall bladder cancer
    • Kidney cancer
    • Leukemia
    • Liver cancer
    • Lung cancer
    • Lymphoma
    • Melanoma
    • Pancreatic cancer
    • Prostate cancer
    • Small cell cancers
    • Thyroid cancer

    An HNB lawyer can help you understand whether you qualify for cancer SSD. We’ll evaluate your situation for free.

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    HNB can help you determine if you can speed up your cancer disability benefits.

    Proving Your Case for Disability with Cancer

    For any severe health problem, you must prove three things to win disability income:

    • You can’t work, and the reason is bad health.
    • You can’t continue in your old job or switch to a new job.
    • Your medical condition will last at least a year—or eventually lead to death.

    To meet these requirements, you need to submit detailed medical records, statements from people you know about how cancer affects your life, information about your skills and past jobs and more.

    An HNB attorney can take care of organizing your application so you can take care of yourself.

    When you stabilize your financial situation, you can find peace.

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    Get HNB to help you qualify for cancer disability benefits.