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What Cancers Automatically Qualify for Disability in 2023?

Submitted by Deanna on Tue, 08/15/2023 - 09:58

If you have been diagnosed with cancer and you are no longer able to work, you might want to apply for disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Stage IV cancers or terminal cancers may automatically qualify for disability benefits. Cancer patients can use their disability benefits to help pay for treatment, medications, and other daily living needs. 

What Conditions Automatically Qualify You For Disability?

Submitted by Deanna on Fri, 04/21/2023 - 12:19

You have probably heard that being approved for disability benefits can be challenging. The process can also be time consuming which leaves many people wondering and worrying about what to do for income while waiting for disability. Documentation is the key to a successful claim. There are a lot of medical conditions, however, that do qualify for expedited approval.

The Ins and Outs of How Social Security Attorney Fees Work

Submitted by Deanna on Mon, 03/02/2020 - 16:42

It might be possible to get by without your usual paycheck for a while after a serious illness or injury puts you out of work. When disability becomes long-term or permanent though, you’ll need additional, regular income that you can count on to pay the bills and cover everyday living expenses.

Disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) may be the answer, and since your application is so important, you may decide to seek legal assistance with your claim by hiring a disability advocate or attorney.

Medical Improvement Likely: What This Means For Disability Recipients Deanna Tue, 02/04/2020 - 14:49

To an outsider, Social Security disability benefits may appear to be a ticket to government income. The perception that people receiving disability benefits are lazy is completely false. Anyone with a disability or who works with people with disabilities know how challenging it is to receive disability. The instances of fraud are few and far between: 8.5 million Americans receive SSDI, and 8 million receive SSI. Fraud occurs in less than 2% of these cases.

How Does Social Security Affect LGBTQ Families? Deanna Wed, 12/18/2019 - 14:15

If you are part of the LGBTQ community and you or your partner is receiving Social Security benefits, your family may be eligible for additional resources. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers monthly financial aid for people who have disabilities and are unable to work, or to people who have retired. Here’s a little more information on the benefits you and your family may be eligible to receive:

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Submitted by Deanna on Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:41

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women and is also the second leading cause of cancer deaths in females, second only to lung cancer. Approximately 1 in 8 women develops invasive breast cancer, making it a disease that touches many lives. Undoubtedly, someone you know has been impacted by breast cancer.

The good news is that advances in medicine have made it such that more people are surviving breast cancer. In fact, the average 10-year survival rate is 83%. For localized breast cancer that has not spread beyond the breast, the 5-year survival rate is 99%.

Does Union Membership Affect My Eligibility for Social Security Disability? Deanna Thu, 09/13/2018 - 16:52

If you are a member of a workers’ union who has become disabled, you may wonder if your union membership impacts your ability to receive Social Security disability benefits.

Your union membership doesn’t keep you from qualifying for benefits and many unions offer support for workers who have become unable to work because of illnesses or injuries.

While some unions have their own benefit programs, there are many labor unions that help members apply for disability benefits offered by the government or for benefits that are offered by their employers.

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Deanna Wed, 08/22/2018 - 12:39

The likelihood that prostate cancer has touched you or someone you know is quite high. With the exception of skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in the United States. In fact, one in every nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes. During the month of September, many people don light blue ribbons to bring awareness to this common disease.

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month Deanna Tue, 08/21/2018 - 11:48

September is generally the time of year that evokes thoughts of fall and back to school. However, it is also significant for another reason. September is the month that we bring awareness to cancers involving the blood and bone marrow. Specifically, we recognize September as National Leukemia, Lymphoma, & Myeloma Awareness month.