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How to Cope with your Cancer Diagnosis & the Benefits Available

Submitted by Elizabeth on

Receiving a Cancer diagnosis is a frightening experience for anyone. If this has happened to you, you likely have questions about how to cope.

If this is the case, please keep reading. This overview will offer some valuable suggestions for managing your stress and health following your Cancer diagnosis. This review also lists various benefits you may take advantage of following your diagnosis that can ease some of your financial and psychological burdens during this difficult time.

January Is National Eye Care Month

Submitted by rsg on

January is National Eye Care Month. This month celebrates our eyes and caring for them. Even if you are cautious of your eye health, you may still end up developing an eye condition that qualifies for disability benefits.

There are several eye conditions that, if severe enough, may qualify for disability benefits, which include vision loss, partial sight, cataracts, Sjögren’s Syndrome, hemianopia, glaucoma, ocular melanoma and mascular degeneration.

Are Disability Lawyers Free?

Submitted by rsg on

Disability lawyers are only paid if you are awarded disability benefits. They typically take cases on a contingency fee basis which means you aren’t required to pay any legal fees until the attorney has been successful and won your disability benefits on your behalf. Many disability attorneys also offer a free consultation which will help determine if you are eligible for disability benefits.

What Disqualifies Someone From Getting Disability Benefits With Cancer?

Submitted by rsg on

When you apply for disability benefits after being diagnosed with cancer about 70% of initial claims are initially denied. Your cancer diagnosis must meet the conditions for disability benefits as described in the Social Security Administration’s Blue Book; otherwise your claim may be denied.

Do Compassionate Allowances Have a 5 Month Waiting Period?

Submitted by rsg on

When applying for Social Security disability benefits, you may have to wait five months from the time your benefits are approved before you can receive them. However, there are instances in which an applicant for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits may be unable to wait that long.

In these circumstances, an applicant may qualify for a compassionate allowance. The SSDI will expedite their claim if an applicant has a condition that meets certain criteria.

What Do I Need To Bring To a Disability Office When Applying For SSD?

Submitted by rsg on

Are you planning on applying for Social Security disability benefits with the Social Security Administration (SSA)? If so, you’ll need to prepare certain documentation and information before applying at a disability office. This guide explains how to prepare and how an attorney may assist you.

Documents Needed When Applying for Disability Benefits At An SSA Office

When applying for Social Security disability benefits, bring the following documents to the disability office:

Find Out If I Qualify for Benefits!