According to Allsup, it is important for colon cancer victims to remember that their condition may qualify them for SSDI benefits. As screening efforts gain visibility for their effectiveness, it is easier to prove to the SSA that a patient may need SSDI as a supplemental income while he or she is off work recovering. Research shows that colon cancer is among the top five cancers for the number of individuals that are receiving SSDI benefits.
If individuals can prove that they have suffered cancer for the past 12 months or if they have a terminal condition, they can apply for SSDI benefits to help cover their costs of living as they need to pull out of the workplace. If you have had to quit working because of your cancer diagnosis and treatment, you should explore your options under the SSDI program.
You may be able to seek a significant income from SSDI as you recover or fight your colon cancer. Colon cancer is the second leading causes of cancer deaths, and is considered one of the more severe forms of this illness. The SSDI recognizes the severity of colon cancer, as well as the debilitating effects of radiation treatment and chemotherapy. If you are no longer able to work, contact the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC. We can advocate for you if you are denied SSDI initially and want help appealing your case!