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Does Cancer Qualify for Disability Benefits in New Orleans?
Take Care of Your Finances So You Can Focus on Yourself
The last thing you need is for your cancer to take something else away from you. It’s been tough just processing the diagnosis, much less all the other effects on your life.
You might want to work through the pain and the treatment, but you can’t. It’s unfair that your bills are piling up—and you can’t do much about it.
Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits provide important support in such a tough time. The monthly checks let you move your focus from paying for your basic needs to beating your cancer.
But qualifying for these benefits can be hard—even with cancer. Most applicants are denied on their first try.
Disability advocate Gary Sells has been helping people win benefits for more than 35 years. If you’re in Gretna, on the West Bank or anywhere in the New Orleans metro area, he can help you make the strongest case possible, so you can get the stability you need to get through this tough time.
What You Have to Prove to Qualify for Social Security Disability with Cancer
Qualifying for benefits mostly depends on the type of cancer you have. The Social Security Administration gives special consideration for severe cancers on what it calls a “compassionate allowances” list. These cancers can qualify you for immediate benefits.
If your cancer is not on that list, however, you can still apply for benefits the standard way, without a compassionate allowance. To receive benefits under Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you have to prove:
- Continuing in your job is impossible with your cancer.
- You can’t change to a different line of work.
- Your cancer will force you out of a job for at least a year.
Some types of cancer that can qualify you:
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Small cell cancers
- Thyroid cancer
Gary and his team will also start by giving you a FREE consultation.
Give Yourself the Best Chance of Winning Benefits with Cancer
Proving your case can be difficult. You need detailed evidence—medical records, hospital reports and reports from people who know how cancer affects your life, just to name a few.
You need someone on your side, too.
Let Gary Sells gather your evidence and make sure your case is as strong as possible. In fact, a Government Accountability Office study found that you’re nearly three times more likely to win benefits when you bring s representative to your hearing with a disability judge.
Gary knows the system and the people involved, and he knows the classic mistakes that get valid cases denied.
You’re dealing with enough.
Give us a call for support on your disability claim.