Cancer & Social Security Disability Benefits

Various forms of cancer can be the basis for Social Security Disability entitlement. Often the Social Security Administration requires some type of recurrence to be present in order for an individual to receive Social Security Disability benefits. Other forms of cancer must be shown to be inoperable. Some types of cancer that the Administration considers for Social Security Disability benefits are: soft tissue tumors, soft tissue sarcoma, skin, lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma, salivary glands, thyroid, breast, skeletal, maxilla, orbit, temporal fossa, nervous system, lung, pleura, mediastinum, esophageal, stomach, intestinal, renal, bladder, genitalia, prostate, and testicular. In addition to considering recovery times associated with particular operative procedures to remove cancerous tumors, the Administration does take in to account the time that would likely be lost at work due to chemotherapy and radiation treatment, as well as the negative side effects and weakness associated with these treatments.

All Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income determinations are based on medical documentation. It is important that your condition and treatment is thoroughly documented in the form of medical records, laboratory testing, clinical evaluations, and narrative reports from your treating physicians. If you do not treat with a doctor, or your doctor is not supportive, your lawyer will not be able to prove your case, regardless of how sick you truly are. Our goal is that you, your doctors and our attorneys can form the winning team to ensure that your pursuit for Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits is successful.

At West Coast Disability Legal Center, our experienced attorneys guide people through each step of the Social Security Disability claims process. We can file your initial claim, appeal your claim to the reconsideration level if you are denied, request a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, or appeal your case to the Appeals Council. To talk with us about your case, please call us at (800) 459-3017 to schedule a free consultation. You can also contact us online and one of our attorneys will get in touch with you. There is never a fee for our services unless we win your case.