South Carolina Social Security Disability Lawyers: Cancer and Social Security Benefits
What You should Know
Cancer is an extremely tough disease that affects millions of people across the world. Medically, it is considered a malignant neoplasm – a term for a large group of diseases, all involving unregulated cell growth.
For individuals that have cancer, cells divide and grow uncontrollably, forming malignant tumors which invade the body. In some situations the cancer may also spread to other parts of the body through the bloodstream.
Often times, men and women are disabled and unable to work because of their cancer and associated treatments, but have a difficult time obtaining social security disability benefits. In order to be entitled to social security benefits, a claimant must be disabled for 12 continuous months.
Often a person with cancer has chemotherapy or radiation; however, this treatment ends before 12 months pass and they are technically able to return to work.
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A reason to apply for social security disability is that some patients become very ill with chemotherapy, and others are not ill at all. The Social Security Administration would want to wait to see how a person is affected long-term.
A person with cancer would need to prove that the cancer, or cancer treatment, affects them in such a way that they cannot work for one year or longer. However, if a person shows that their cancer has metastases, then they are usually accepted as disabled, under the current benefits stipulations.
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