CIC-Rearranged Sarcoma

If you have been diagnosed with CIC-Rearranged Sarcoma you can apply for Social Security disability benefits. You are eligible to apply for disability benefits if you have worked in the past but you can’t work now because you have a serious illness. CIC-Rearranged Sarcoma qualifies for disability benefits through the Compassionate Allowance program.

What is CIC-Rearranged Sarcoma?

CIC-Rearranged Sarcoma is a type of cancer characterized by small round cell tumors. CIC-Rearranged Sarcoma is similar to Ewing Sarcoma and may be lumped in with Ewing Sarcoma but the tumors in CIC-Rearranged Sarcoma typically grow faster and are more aggressive than Ewing Sarcoma.

Symptoms of CIC-Rearranged Sarcoma include:

  • Pain and swelling at the tumor site
  • Necrosis and hemorrhage in surrounding tissue;
  • Fever
  • Cyst-like growth with visible blood vessels over the tumor

This type of cancer has low survival rate and qualifies for Social Security disability benefits through the Compassionate Allowance program.

What Is A Compassionate Allowance?

The Social Security Administration recognizes that people who are diagnosed with serious medical illnesses don’t have time to wait. They need their benefits swiftly to help pay for expenses. All of the conditions that are on the Compassionate Allowance list are flagged by the SSA’s computer system for quick processing and approval. Once the approval is granted people can start receiving their benefits in just a few weeks.

There are dozens of conditions that qualify for Compassionate Allowance. Late stage cancers, terminal cancers, and recurrent cancers all qualify for Compassionate Allowance but you will still need to submit medical records showing that you meet the conditions required by the SSA’s Blue Book. According to the Blue Book you will need to show that your cancer is one of these:

A. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, as described in 1 or 2:

  1. Aggressive lymphoma (including diffuse large B-cell lymphoma) persistent or recurrent following initial anticancer therapy.
  2. Indolent lymphoma (including mycosis fungoides and follicular small cleaved cell) requiring initiation of more than one (single mode or multimodal) anticancer treatment regimen within a period of 12 consecutive months. Consider under a disability from at least the date of initiation of the treatment regimen that failed within 12 months.


B. Hodgkin lymphoma with failure to achieve clinically complete remission, or recurrent lymphoma within 12 months of completing initial anticancer therapy.

Medical Evidence For CIC-Rearranged Sarcoma

Medical evidence is important for showing that you meet the requirements in the Blue Book and that your cancer qualifies for benefits. You should submit a letter of diagnosis with your application for disability benefits. You should also submit medical evidence like PET scans, X-rays, biopsies, blood tests, and radiation or chemotherapy treatment records.

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