Social Security Disability Benefits for Cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute, cancer causes almost one in four deaths in the United States. One in three Americans will eventually have some form of cancer in his or her lifetime. Advances in medical technology have improved the outlook for many cancer patients. Some cancer patients are able to recover and live full lives.

Even if treatment is unsuccessful, people may live for a number of years before succumbing to the disease. Most people with cancer are not able to work while they are undergoing treatment or because of the long-term effects of treatment. Further, cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy or radiation, can create fatigue, nausea, weakness, neuropathy, and other problems.

Fortunately, in some cases individuals recover from their cancer within a year and they are able to return to work.

Seeking SSDI Benefits

If your cancer will prevent you from working for 12 months or longer, you are entitled to disability benefits. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is intended to help people who cannot work due to cancer or another disease or condition.

Wherever you are at in the process — filing an initial claim or seeking an appeal — a disability attorney can be of great assistance in helping you recover the benefits you need. The Omaha cancer disability claims lawyers at the law office of Cuddigan Law, P.C., L.L.O., can prepare your claim to give you the best possible chance to get the benefits you need. We represent disabled people across Nebraska and western Iowa.

The SSA will base its decision on your application for benefits on medical evidence. Therefore, it is vital to have a complete medical record. We will coordinate with your doctors to get this information. We will outline exactly how cancer and your cancer treatment have kept you from working. Even if you have already been denied for benefits, we can take a look at your case. We take disability claims at any stage in the legal process.

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If cancer and/or cancer treatments are making it impossible for you to work, call our law firm for a free evaluation.  Please browse our site as we have articles on breast cancer,and compassionate allowances for cancer . We are  located in the Omaha but also meet clients by appointment in Lincoln at 3800 Normal Boulevard, Ste 201, Lincoln, NE 68506. Call (402) 933-5405 or e-mail our firm.

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SSA and VA Disability Attorney in Omaha, Nebraska