Some of those suffering from cancer may be eligible for disability benefits under the Social Security Administration (SSA) Compassionate Allowance Program. One qualifies for Compassionate Allowances if one of the following has occurred:
- The cancer has spread beyond the original region.
- The cancer is inoperable.
- The cancer is recurrent despite treatment.
Regardless of whether or not one meets these requirements, medical records are an essential part of your disability application. It is critical to work closely with your doctor to ensure you provide the SSA with all relevant aspects of your medical history.
If your cancer does not meet one of the above conditions, the review process will involve a “residual functional capacity” analysis. This means that SSA will request more information from you and your doctor about your condition if you don’t meet the disability listing.
If you or a loved one is suffering from cancer, contact this law firm to discuss your eligibility for disability benefits.