SSDI Benefits for Breast Cancer

SSDI Benefits for Breast Cancer

Battling cancer takes a toll on your physical and emotional health and significantly impacts your finances. From expensive medical treatments and medication to the loss of income due to an inability to work, cancer patients can quickly feel overwhelmed.

The Social Security Disability Insurance program is designed to financially assist individuals unable to maintain their jobs due to a severe disability, including sicknesses like cancer. That said, you may be eligible for SSDI benefits for breast cancer if you are no longer able to work due to your illness.

How To Qualify for Disability Benefits

There are three standard ways for breast cancer patients to receive disability benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance. These include qualifying for the Compassionate Allowance program, the Listing of Impairments, or through a residual functional capacity submission.

The Compassionate Allowances Program

The Compassionate Allowances program expedites the application process for those with certain severe medical conditions. If a person’s breast cancer was diagnosed as Stage IV, has distant metastases, is unresectable (not able to be entirely removed), or is inoperable, he or she qualifies under this program.

The Listing of Impairments

The second way to qualify for SSDI benefits is if an individual’s breast cancer falls under the Listing of Impairments. The Listing of Impairments includes a wide range of medical conditions determined by the Social Security Administration (SSA). If a person’s condition appears, the SSA will automatically consider him or her disabled. To qualify for a disability listing, they will be required to provide medical evidence indicating the type, size, and locally advanced cancer in the breast tissues.

Residual Functional Capacity Submission

The third method to qualify for SSDI benefits is submitting a residual functional capacity (RFC) administered by the SSA. There are specific RFC forms which will increase your chances of approval if completed favorably by your treating physician. An RFC determines the most that someone can do in a work setting, including physical and mental tasks, like how much an individual can carry, the length of time he or she can stand or walk, and how well they understand and follow instructions. If the SSA decides that a person cannot meet basic job requirements, they will be considered disabled.

Financial Assistance and Healthcare Coverage for Breast Cancer

Breast cancer patients who qualify for SSDI may receive multiple types of support, including monthly cash benefits based on work history that can help cover medical expenses like treatments or prescriptions. Additionally, individuals may qualify for Medicare coverage, including hospital and medical insurance. These provide comprehensive healthcare coverage for doctor visits, cancer treatments, and medications.

Eligible people may obtain access to vocational rehabilitation programs designed to support those who plan to return to work once their condition improves. The SSA provides these benefits to breast cancer patients who have been severely impacted by their illness to ease their financial burdens and allow them more time to focus on their well-being.

Talk to Us About Potential SSDI Benefits for Breast Cancer Today

If you or a loved one are facing illness and are unsure if you qualify for SSDI benefits for breast cancer, contact our office today. You can speak with a qualified SSDI attorney who can help you determine eligibility.

We can schedule you for a free consultation immediately, from anywhere in the country. It is important that you feel financially secure during this difficult time and we want to help you accomplish that.

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