Can You Get SSD For Cervical Cancer?

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

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Cervical cancer is one of the many forms of cancer that may cause severely disabling symptoms or require treatment that can lead to disabling conditions.Cervical cancer is the most common cancer affecting women worldwide. Those who are under the age of 50 are most at risk. If you suffer from cervical cancer you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits if your symptoms result in an inability to perform substantial gainful activity. The month of January has been dedicated to “Cervical Health Awareness Month” in an effort to spread the word about cervical cancer and how to prevent it. As your local Social Security lawyer in Aurora, I am sharing what you need to know about SSD and cervical cancer this month.

Cervical Cancer As A Qualifying Condition For SSDI

According to Social Security’s listing of impairments, cancers of the uterine cervix diagnosed as carcinoma or sarcoma must meet the following:

  • Cancer must be persistent or recurrent following initial antineoplastic therapy or
  • Cancer must extend to the pelvic wall, lower portion of the vagina or the adjacent or distant organs.

The SSA defines antineoplastic therapy as surgery, chemotherapy, hormones, irradiation, immunotherapy, or bone marrow or stem cell transplantation. The disability determination relies on the origin of the cancer, the extent to which it has impaired the patient, the duration, frequency and response to treatments, and the effects of the treatments.

In order to qualify as disabled due to cervical cancer, it is required that the patient submit medical evidence that clearly specifies the diagnosis and location of the cancer, as well as the extent it is impacting the body. All procedures and medications should be documented. Summaries of hospitalizations with findings may be accepted as evidence.

Applying For Disability Benefits

Before applying for social security disability benefits for cervical cancer, talk to our team at The Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates. Our team will help you to prepare the necessary medical records you need in order to be successful with your application. Approval for SSD can often take months. It is important that you speak to a Social Security lawyer in Aurora today.

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