SSD benefits for cancer in Louisiana

Social Security Disability Benefits
for Cancer
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    People often wonder “can you get disability for cancer?” People with cancer who have to stop working may be able to get help from the government for cancer disability.

    Social Security Disability benefits provide monthly income support and access to Medicare health coverage. These benefits can increase your sense of security when you need to focus on your health.

    Applying for disability benefits may not be top of mind when you’re dealing with cancer. Empower Disability’s Social Security Disability lawyers can assist with the application process. This can give you peace of mind. You can trust that experienced professionals are handling it for you.

    To qualify for benefits, your cancer must be severe enough that:

    1. You can’t continue in your job.
    2. You can’t switch to another job.
    3. Your ability to work will be hindered for at least a year.

    It’s common to be denied disability benefits. People with cancer who can continue working as they receive treatment may not be approved. But our disability attorneys have helped thousands of people win benefits.

    Empower Disability is a Louisiana law firm dedicated to people in Louisiana.
    If you have cancer and are unable to work, please contact us. We provide assistance to individuals in Kenner, Metairie, New Orleans, Chalmette, Gretna, Marrero, Houma, the Northshore, Hammond, and anywhere in Louisiana.

    Let us help ease a difficult time.

    Qualifications for Disability Benefits with Cancer in Louisiana

    Qualifications for Cancer Disability Benefits in New Orleans, Metairie and Beyond

    Social Security will look at medical evidence like reports, test results, and medical imaging. They will use this information to decide if your cancer stops you from working.

    These are some of the kinds of documents you’ll need to provide with your application:

    • Reports from surgical findings, such as biopsies
    • Pathology reports
    • Descriptions of your symptoms
    • Medications you receive for cancer (such as chemotherapy)
    • Your schedule of radiation therapy
    • Documentation of surgeries to treat the cancer
    • Description of complications from treatment
    • Details of your response to therapy
    • Information about recurrence of the disease after treatment
    • Evidence of progression of the cancer

    Any kind of disability for cancer can qualify for disability benefits. In its official listing of impairments for determining disability benefits, Social Security names several cancers, including bone cancer, lymphoma, leukemia, lung cancer, breast cancer, central nervous system cancers, melanoma, intestinal, pancreatic, prostate and thyroid cancers.

    If your type of cancer is not listed, you may still qualify for benefits. This will depend on how the cancer impacts your daily life and ability to work.

    You must explain to Social Security what your job involves and why your cancer symptoms prevent you from working.

    A Social Security Disability lawyer can spare you the work of organizing all of this information.

    If you want to learn more about cancer disability claims, contact Empower Disability for an initial discussion. That’s a free consultation, no fee.

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    How to speed up your disability claim for cancer

    How to Speed up Your Disability Claim for Cancer

    Even if you plan to return to work soon, it’s smart to apply for disability benefits. Approval can take months or more, so it’s best to start the process early.

    It’s best to get the process started as soon as possible.

    If you’re facing a life-threatening form of cancer, you may be able to speed up your claim and start receiving benefits sooner.

    Severe cancers can qualify for what Social Security calls a “Compassionate Allowance.” In that case, they will put you through for faster approval.

    These are the requirements for a Compassionate Allowance with cancer:

    • Cancer has spread to different parts of your body
    • Your case is inoperable
    • Despite treatment, the cancer has returned

    A disability lawyer can help you quickly get financial assistance. They will flag your case for a Compassionate Allowance if necessary. This can speed up the process.

    When you’re facing cancer, you’ll have a medical team, maybe also a team of family members and friends for support.

    Empower Disability can add even more strength to your team—helping you get economic aid so can concentrate on your own life and well-being.

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    Are you just starting to look into disability benefits? Do you need to file an application? Have you already filed and been denied? No matter where you are, Empower Disability can help.

    Get Answers to Your Disability Benefits Questions

    Get Answers to Your Disability Benefits Questions

    The Social Security Disability system can seem cold, complicated and uncaring. You’ll have a lot of questions but not always fast answers. At Empower Disability, taking care of you is our mission. We’ve prepared answers to some of the most frequent disability benefits questions.

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