Types of Cancer that Qualify for Disability in Houston, Texas
Get Financial Resources that Help When You’re Ailing
Having a new line of financial support when you’re facing a cancer diagnosis and treatment can give you much needed hope.
That’s why Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits exist. Monthly disability income frees you from worries about paying your basic expenses when you can’t work. Instead, you can focus on your own well-being.
But we don’t have to tell you that cancer is complicated.
The key to winning disability benefits is proving that your medical condition makes working impossible.
Cancer comes in many forms and levels of severity. Some people can continue working while they undergo treatment.
Showing Social Security that your particular case qualifies for disability benefits takes care and attention.
That’s where Makris Law Firm comes in.
We know the rules, the steps, the deadlines and the kinds of information you need to submit to win disability benefits for cancer.
We consider it our mission to stand up for our Texas neighbors when health problems leave you feeling worn down.
If you’re in or around Houston, you can start with us by getting a FREE EVALUATION of your disability claim.
Common Types of Cancer that Can Qualify for Disability Benefits
You can get approval for SSD benefits with many kinds of cancer, including:
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Thyroid cancer
Really, every kind of cancer can qualify you for disability benefits. You just have to show that your case makes working impossible.
You do that by sending Social Security medical evidence like test results, doctors’ reports, medication lists, treatment plans and records of how your cancer is responding to treatment.
The main requirement for disability benefits is that your health problems rule out continuing in your past jobs or switching to a new job for at least a year.
That means you also need to send Social Security information about your work history and how you can no longer fulfill the demands of the jobs you’re qualified to do.
Most people who apply for benefits get denied on the first try. But you can appeal that decision and still win benefits.
You have a lot at stake in your disability application or appeal. Namely, your future financial stability.
So don’t take any chances. Get help from an experienced disability lawyer. Makris Law Firm has been helping Texans for over 40 years. And you pay no attorney fee unless you win benefits.
How Does Acute Cancer, or Your Age, Affect Disability Benefits?
If your case of cancer is advanced and severe, the last thing you need is to spend time struggling with a giant government agency to get financial help.
After you’ve been denied, it can take almost 11 months to get hearing with a Social Security appeals judge in Texas, according to numbers from 2019.
But you may be able to avoid such delays.
Social Security has a program that can speed up your disability benefits when you’re facing a major medical crisis.
It’s called “compassionate allowances,” and the Makris Law Firm knows how to use these special rules to put your disability claim on the fast track.
Another factor in your disability claim is your age.
Your chances of winning disability benefits are better when you’re over 50 because Social Security considers you less likely to be able to return to the workforce.
A Makris Law Firm disability attorney can make sure your age and the seriousness of your medical condition receive the consideration they deserve in your disability application or appeal.
Your life is tough enough right now. Let’s get you some financial resources to make things a little easier.