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Social Security Disability Benefits for Illness Archives

Cancer qualifies for Social Security Compassionate Allowance

Understanding the rules to obtain benefits from the Social Security Administration is confusing. The process is even more challenging when the search comes during a health crisis such as a cancer diagnosis. According to, more than one-third of people in the United States will be treated for cancer their lifetime. How does Social Security help patients battle a diagnosis?

Skin cancer may qualify you for SSD benefits

July is typically the hottest month of the year, and it is also when the sun's rays are the strongest they'll be throughout the year (in the Northern Hemisphere, anyway). For these reasons, and the fact that more people are outside at work and at play during the summer than any other season, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, deemed July "UV Safety Month."

Cystic fibrosis and Social Security disability

There are many illnesses in the world, all with varying symptoms and degrees of severity. Though it can be difficult to live with and treat these medical conditions, their impact can be even more far-reaching. Some illnesses actually render individuals incapable of working. In turn, these individuals are unable to earn a wage, meaning that it can become difficult, if not impossible, to pay for housing, clothing, transportation, and even food. Yet, those who find themselves in this situation may be able to find relief by filing a claim for Social Security Disability benefits.

What is mesothelioma?

Tragically, many medical conditions do not present themselves until much later. Often, by the time the condition is uncovered, it is too late to successfully treat it. Mesothelioma is one of these medical conditions that harms some Michigan residents. This illness is a rare type of cancer that is found in a thin layer of tissue covering an individual's organs. This disease is extremely aggressive and fatal. Though treatment is available, there is no known cure.

Parkinson's disease sufferers can apply for SSD benefits

There are some illnesses that can make leading a normal life difficult and limiting. Not only do such medical conditions cause significant physical discomfort, but they also make it impossible for the patient to hold a job. What sometimes happens as a result is that the patient, and the patient's family, experience financial problems, such as significant medical expenses and lost wages. An example of such an illness, which some residents in Michigan may have experienced, is Parkinson's disease.

Furnishing medical evidence to claim SSD benefits

Social Security Disability benefits are provided to citizens suffering from disability resulting from illness. However, each disability claim must be supported with adequate medical evidence, and it can be important for Michigan residents to understand the medical evidence required to prove disability arising from illness.

Obtaining Michigan SSD benefits for cancer patients

Cancer is one of those deadly diseases that is not concerned with Michigan family harmony. People who are affected by this often-lethal disease struggle to maintain a normal lifestyle in many cases. Also, the expensive cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, not only take a huge financial toll on the patient, but the family members or care takers also feel the strain of the disease.

What to know when seeking SSD benefits for schizophrenia

Dealing with mental health issues, such as schizophrenia, is often a difficult task. In fact, many people in Wayne County, Michigan, as well as in the entire United States, have either experienced those difficulties themselves or a friend or family member may face such challenges. Fortunately, the Social Security Administration acknowledges the challenges that mental illnesses pose and; therefore, offers Social Security disability benefits to those who qualify.

Can cancer patients claim Social Security Disability benefits?

Cancer is one of the most disabling illnesses that a person can experience. Late-stage cancer in particular can make day-to-day activities a major challenge, and the patient may struggle to maintain a normal lifestyle. In addition to the physical discomfort, cancer can also bring about significant financial challenges because necessary treatment, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy, are expensive.

Social Security benefits for Michigan brain injury victims

Michigan residents who have been victims of acquired traumatic brain injuries may have to suffer for years. Acquired brain injury victims usually need years of medical care and therapy to combat their physical and emotional trauma. Such brain injuries may even lead to disabilities that can make it impossible for residents to find gainful employment.