If you are unable to work due to a cancer diagnosis, you may be entitled to collect Social Security Disability Benefits. Our experienced RI and MA Social Security Disability lawyers have been handling these cases for years now and we charge no legal fee unless we win your case and you receive past due benefits. Call us toll free 24/7 or contact us online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.

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Is Cancer Considered a Disability?

A woman in pain who has cancer seeking a social security disability attorney.Cancer changes the lives of every patient who is diagnosed with it and it carries with it serious disabling effects. Not only are the effects of the cancer disabling, but also the treatments can be life altering and difficult. People with cancer may find it impossible to work because of the diagnosis as well as the debilitating treatments.

What Are Common Types Of Cancer That Can Qualify As a Disability?

A doctor speaking to a man in a hospital bed along with his wife.
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Hodgkin’s Disease
  • Leukemia
  • Lung Cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Among Others.

Cancer can be a debilitating disease that keeps you out of work for long periods of time. If you are suffering from cancer and it is affecting your life so severely that your doctor tells you that you should not return to work, you should contact an experienced RI Social Security Disability lawyer.

How Do You Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits?

A social security disability claim form.In order to determine if your cancer qualifies as a disability, the Social Security Administration will review your application and all of your medical records. They will then determine if you were unable to work, or will be unable to work in the future, for at least a year because of your diagnosis. Additionally, the SSA will determine whether or not you have enough “work credits” to be eligible for SSD. If you are disabled, but do not have the work credits for SSD, you may be eligible for SSI instead. Read More.

Why Hire Us?

A  Social Security lawyer discusses a case with his two clients.If you have a lawyer prior to filing a claim with the Social Security Administration, your chances of succeeding are nearly doubled. Not only are your chances of success greater, but you will begin receiving your benefits more quickly. Our firm has been handling these cases throughout RI and MA for years. Contact us today by calling our toll free number or by filling out a contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.