Does Everyone With Cancer Get Social Security Disability Benefits?
No. If yourresponds well to treatment and you can return to your previous normal life and support yourself through gainful employment, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will determine that your is not disabling and you will be ineligible for .
How Do I Qualify for Disability Benefits for Cancer?
The SSA has developed a detailed set of requirements to determine if a person meets the medical requirements to receive disability. This set of requirements, called the Listing of Impairments, is extremely technical and full of complicated medical jargon.
What if My Type of Cancer Is Not in the Listing of Impairments?
The SSA admits that it cannot possibly contain every possible medical condition that could cause a person to be unable to work. If you have a cancer not listed in the Listing of Impairments, or one that does not meet the severity criteria, you might still be able to qualify.
What Medical Evidence Do I Need to Provide?
We will need to provide evidence of where your cancer first appeared, and how extensive the cancer is.
What Else Will I Have to Show in Addition to My Medical Information?
There are other requirements for receiving Social Security Disability Insurance ( SSDI) benefits. These include:
I Do Not Have Enough Work Credits. What Can I Do?
Not everyone meets the requirements for SSDI. If you are disabled but have not worked long enough to qualify, you may qualify for Supplemental Security Income ( SSI ). SSI is a safety net for people with limited income and little assets.
Once I Get Social Security Disability Benefits for Cancer, Can I Ever Lose My Benefits?
Yes. If your cancer goes into remission for a long enough period of time, the SSA might consider you no longer eligible for benefits.
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