5 Signs Your Claim For Disability Benefits May Be Approved With Multiple Myeloma

If you have multiple myeloma and you think you will be unable to work for at least 12 months because of your medical issues, you may qualify for Social Security disability benefits if you have a strong claim with supporting evidence and documentation. Hard medical evidence is essential to a successful disability claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Multiple myeloma is a cancer that requires treatments, and those treatments themselves can affect your ability to work.

5 Signs That May Indicate Claim Approval

Here are five signs that may indicate your disability claim is on track to being approved. Here is a rundown of five key factors –

Sign 1: You Meet The Non-Medical Requirements

If you have enough work credits to be covered by Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), then you may be on the first step to having your claim approved and being awarded disability benefits.

Sign 2: You Have Sufficient Medical Evidence

 Many claims are denied during the initial review because they lack the supporting medical evidence needed to show the severity of the condition and its affect on the individual. If you have a lot of medical proof, including test results, you may increase your chances of having your claim approved.

Sign 3: You Cannot Work For At Least 12 Months

If you are unable to work for at least a year because of the medical condition being disabling, you have a better chance of approval. The SSA requires you be unable to work a minimum of 12 months to qualify for disability benefits.

Sign 4: You Meet the Criteria Of A Blue Book Listing

 If you can provide supporting evidence and documentation that confirm you meet the criteria of a Blue Book listing, your claim will be approved. If you are disabled, but you cannot meet the listing criteria, you may still be approved through a medical vocational allowance and the help of a residual functional capacity (RFC) form. Your physician will need to complete the RFC in detail, explaining what you can and cannot do, so the disability examiner gets a full picture of how multiple myeloma affects your daily lifestyle.

Benefits of Applying for SSDI With Multiple Myeloma

Sign 5: You Are Working with A Disability Lawyer

Claims handled by a disability attorney are more likely to be approved because the lawyer will know what evidence is needed to make your claim successful. An attorney will review your medical records and determine if additional tests or notes are necessary to qualify your claim. Your lawyer will make sure your file is in order and that the disability examiner has access to all your supporting documentation.

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