Battling Cancer? See How To Get Your Social Security Disability Claim Expedited
Nobody wants to hear that they are battling cancer. While some types of cancer can be treated, sometimes cancer is so aggressive that it quickly leads to death. Some people have weeks to live, while others may have a few months, or maybe even a year or two. During this time, you may be unable to work, which means you will want to apply for some sort of government benefits.
Many people apply for Social Security Disability benefits, but the downside to this is that is may take a year or longer to get approval. You may not have that much time. In fact, many people die while waiting to get their benefits approved.
You may wonder if there is any way to expedite a cancer claim. The good news is that there is—through Compassionate Allowance. When a person is eligible for Compassionate Allowance, it means that their medical condition is so severe that it is obvious. There is no need to fully review the claim and decide whether or not the claimant is disabled. The person clearly meets the criteria and can have their claim processed quickly with a minimal review.
Social Security makes this process easy. The agency will automatically identify you as having a Compassionate Allowance condition, so there is no special form to fill out. Just use the standard form and upon review, your application will be identified as one eligible for a Compassionate Allowance.
Cancer is just one of the many medical conditions that qualify for Compassionate Allowance. Conditions such as ALS, leukemia, Alzheimer’s disease, muscular dystrophy and many other serious syndromes and diseases qualify for this expedited review. The conditions qualify as Compassionate Allowance conditions based on data, scientific and medical research, and information from public outreach hearings.
It is true that some conditions can range widely in severity. Some offer a shorter lifespan than others. That’s why Social Security strives to treat claimants with the compassion they deserve. They try to get these claims reviewed and approved as quickly as possible so these people can receive the benefits they truly deserve, and enjoy the money before they pass away.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer and are unable to work, Social Security Disability benefits can help you with bills and everyday expenses. Fill out an application today. The sooner you act, the sooner you can receive benefits.
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The government truly does have compassion, especially for those battling terminal illnesses such as cancer. If you are applying for Social Security Disability benefits, make sure you receive the benefits you are entitled to receive, including Compassionate Allowance.
If you are eligible for Compassionate Allowance, seek legal help from The Law Office of Michael Lawrence Varon to get your claim expedited. We have decades of experience dealing with these types of claims and can assist you, whether this is your first time or you’ve been denied multiple times. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (914) 294-2145.