A cancer diagnosis can be challenging for an individual and their family to deal with emotionally, mentally, and physically. People often overlook the legal implications of a cancer diagnosis. Issues regarding employment, health insurance, and finances are essential to address after a cancer diagnosis, but it may be difficult to do so during such an emotional time for you or your loved ones.
Fortunately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers monthly benefits to disabled individuals and qualifying dependents. However, receiving Social Security disability (SSD) benefits after a cancer diagnosis is no easy task, so let an attorney at our firm help you and your family through this process.
Which Social Security Disability Programs Can You Apply For?
The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program provides financial support for those who are left unable to work due to one or more disabling condition. Certain cancers are categorized as disabilities because the associated medical issues are so severe that they automatically meet the SSA’s eligibility criteria.
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program can also help you or a loved one after a recent cancer diagnosis. SSI provides monthly income to blind or disabled adults and children with limited income and resources. Healthcare coverage such as Medicaid is also available to SSI beneficiaries to help pay for hospital stays, medical bills, prescription drugs, and other necessary medical expenses. To find out whether you may be eligible for SSI after a cancer diagnosis, consult with our team of Social Security disability professionals.
How to Apply for SSD Benefits following a Cancer Diagnosis
You can complete the entire application process for either type of Social Security disability benefit online. You can also apply for benefits on behalf of your loved one online.
Before applying, you should ask a disability advocate at our firm about the eligibility requirements for whichever program you choose. Additionally, you will need to make a mySocial Security account to check the status of your or your loved one’s SSD application.
Contact The Khaki Law Firm Today
The team at The Khaki Law Firm understands how difficult it must be for you and your family to receive a cancer diagnosis. We assure our clients that their cases will be handled compassionately, meticulously, and diligently. If you have any questions about receiving Social Security disability benefits after a cancer diagnosis, reach out to our firm to speak with a team member.