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SSDI Makes Changes for Cancer Patients

According to reports, the Social Security Administration changed the medical listings that are used in SSDI claims involving cancer. The changes were recently published in the Federal Register and include revisions and information provided to Social Security Disability examiners regarding cancers. The revisions will affect many categories of cancer, including prostate cancer, breast cancer, leukemia, brain cancer, spinal cord cancer, melanoma, small-cell carcinoma, head and neck cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and more.

Some of the changes are to help SSA disability examiners more clearly apply the criteria when deciding on SSDI claims. The SSA says that the changes also point to the complexity of the SSDI program and the benefits of having disability representatives to help. The SSA says that all of the changes are the results of advances in medical knowledge and input from medical professionals. The SSA has also changed the title "cancer" to "Malignant Neoplastic Diseases" in all documents. While the terms are interchangeable, professionals believe that the new term will more specifically describe the medical conditions that qualify for SSDI.

If your SSDI benefits were affected by the changes, then don't hesitate to contact an attorney at the firm today to learn more. A skilled SSDI lawyer at the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC can help you to get the assistance that you need and argue you for your right to SSDI benefits. If you want to learn more about SSDI benefits and application, then a Zendeh Del Law Firm attorney can walk you through the process and help you to compile all documents as needed. With the right lawyer there to assist you, you can trust that you are getting the representation you need and you have a voice in your case. Call today to get more information!