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216-241-3646
800-486-3646

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440-282-7404 800-486-7404

Cancer

For many cancers, the Social Security Administration considers them to be treatable illnesses that  respond to treatment and are not  disabling for 12 months or more, as is required to qualify for disability benefits.  For this reason a diagnosis of cancer is often not enough to qualify for benefits unless there  has been extensive  metastasis.  The Social Security Administration  will wait to see if your cancer responds to treatment and goes into remission. If it is not responsive to treatment or it recurs after treatment,  then you may qualify for benefits. The Social Security Administration  will also consider the side effects from the treatment, which sometimes are more disabling than the cancer.

The following cancers are eligible for compassionate allowance which means  a diagnosis is enough to qualify for benefits:   acute leukemia, adult non-Hodkins lymphoma, alveolar soft part sarcoma, endometrial stromal sarcoma, esophageal cancer, gall bladder cancer, inflammatory breast cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, peritoneal or pleural mesothelioma, pulmonary Kaposi sarcoma, sinonasal cancer, small cell cancer of the lung and other organs.
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