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Cancer

Disability Benefits for Cancer Victims

Helping with SSDI Claims Relating to Cancer

Cancer comes in many forms, all of which can be life-threatening and lead to disabilities that cannot be overcome. The disease is life-altering and physically devastating, frequently leading to an inability to function at work. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments can be disabling. In addition, medical bills can be an added burden to individuals already facing personal and financial hardship.

If you have been diagnosed with cancer and are unable to work, you may be entitled to Social Security Disability benefits. Cancer is one of the common disorders for which many people claim and receive financial aid. The attorneys at The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC can help determine if you are eligible to receive benefits and assist you in filing your claim. Our firm is dedicated to reaching the best possible outcome for our clients, and we will work hard to make it a reality.

Understanding SSDI & SSI

The Social Security Administration (SSA) processes cancer claims in basically the same way it processes other disability claims. The exception is that some cancer cases are expedited in the SSA system because of the condition and prognosis of the applicant.

The SSA administers two federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities:

  • Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays benefits to individuals who have worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) pays benefits based on the needs of the individual.

For both programs, the SSA has a very specific definition for what constitutes disability. Our firm's knowledgeable Social Security Disability lawyers can greatly benefit your case based on many years of experience in successfully resolving disability claims, including cancer.

Get Quality Help for Your Dallas Disability Claim!

The Social Security Administration considers several factors when determining disability or level of impairment due to cancer. Location, formation and development, involvement, and response to treatment are considered, as well as post-treatment symptoms. Medical documentation must include a diagnosis that can be verified and a statement of the origin of the cancer, and whether it is primary, metastatic, or recurrent.

Contact our firm for assistance with your SSD claim. We can aggressively pursue the benefits you are entitled to under these federal programs.