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Social Security Disability for Cancer Patients

In 2021, just under 2 million people were diagnosed with cancer in the United States. We encourage you to get regular checkups to help provide earlier detection, help raise awareness through education and recognize the survivors who have gone through this battle or are still living with the disease.

If you are living with cancer, we advise you to seek counsel with our Social Security Disability lawyer in Knoxville, TN. The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides support to those who are dealing with cancer through Social Security Disability benefits.

Which Cancer Diagnoses Are Eligible?

The SSA will evaluate all cancers except specific cancers associated with an HIV infection. But, no matter what cancer you have or how you were diagnosed with it, our legal advice is to apply for benefits and go through the appeals process if denied.

Contact the experienced attorneys at Drozdowski & Rabin for your free case evaluation and we will discuss what we need from you and how best we can help you.

When evaluating your case, the SSA will consider the following factors:

  • The origin of your cancer
  • Extent of involvement
  • The duration, frequency, and response to anticancer therapy
  • All effects of post-therapeutic residuals

The claims process can be confusing and very detail-oriented, which is why it’s best to hire a Social Security Disability attorney to fight for you. At the law offices of Drozdowski & Rabin, we have the knowledge, expertise, and understanding of the system to help give you the best chance at receiving the benefits you need and deserve.

Evidence You Will Need to Supply

It goes without saying that you cannot just claim to have cancer and receive benefits from the Social Security Administration. You will need to provide medical evidence that specifies the type, extent, and site of your cancer diagnosis.

If you have had any operations or other procedures, including a biopsy or needle aspiration, it would benefit you greatly to supply a copy of the operative note and/or the pathology report.

If you cannot obtain these documents, a summary of your hospital stays will suffice. But, make certain the records include details of the findings.

When it comes to medical evidence, you can never have enough. Providing as many detailed reports and medical documents as possible will only strengthen your case.

Compassionate Allowances

The SSA understands that some individuals are diagnosed with conditions so severe that they will clearly meet the standards of acceptance, meaning they will process claims quickly with minimal evidence necessary.

You do not have to file any special forms to receive Compassionate Allowances, you will simply apply for benefits and if it is clear you are eligible, the SSA will expedite your application.

If you believe you qualify for the Compassionate Allowances, please contact us ASAP so we can get started on your application right away.

Contact Drozdowski & Rabin Today

Cancer affects the lives of so many people. If you or a loved one is living with a cancer diagnosis, there is help available. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you get the disability benefits you need to help take the financial pressure off your family and friends.

Let us help you live a better life.

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