The Sullivan Law Office provides assistance in ensuring that all applicants and recipients receive all of the benefits to which they are entitled in all types of disability cases, regardless of the disability. Working with an experienced disability attorney ensures that a complete and accurate application is filed with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and that all relevant, supportive information, including medical evidence, is gathered in support of a prospective claimant’s application.
There are many kinds of breast cancer, which is the second most common cancer in the world. Mammary ductal carcinoma is the most common type of breast cancer that affects women. It has two forms: infiltrating ductal carcinoma which occurs in the breast tissue and involves the invasive proliferation of cells that are cancerous and ductal carcinoma in situ which is confined to the lactiferous ducts and involves non-invasive cells that are only potentially malignant. 20% of screening-detected breast cancer diagnoses are for ductal carcinoma in situ, also known as Stage 0 cancer.
Individuals with breast cancer may receive disability benefits. Social Security approves eligibility for disability benefits in three ways. First, an applicant may qualify for a Compassionate Allowance. Second, the applicant may meet the requirements of the disability listing for breast cancer in the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Blue Book. Finally, an applicant may prove that the breast cancer is sufficiently limiting to prevent him or her from performing full-time work or any new type of work. In this case, the applicant demonstrates some diminished or nonexistent residual functional capacity (RFC).
The Compassionate Allowances program enables applicants with advanced cancers and serious diseases to expedite the application process for benefits. Stage IV cancer qualifies as a Compassionate Allowance condition. Other examples of diagnoses of breast cancer that qualify for the program include those that show distant metastases or indicate that the cancer is inoperable or unresectable, i.e., incapable of complete removal. It is important to know that a case of breast cancer may progress to the point where it qualifies as a Compassionate Allowance.
Of course, all cases presented for approval through a Compassionate Allowance must include proper medical documentation, normally this includes pathology and operative reports, to present proof that the particular case of breast cancer qualifies for eligibility based on a Compassionate Allowance. The Sullivan Law Office provides assistance in ensuring that all applicants for disability benefits present all medical evidence from all medical sources in every disability case. We will assist in the collection and organization of medical evidence from all acceptable medical sources to establish the existence, duration, and severity of a disability.
An experienced disability attorney may provide all of the necessary assistance in ensuring that every possible avenue to eligibility is considered. A knowledgeable disability attorney may ensure that any applicant fully takes advantage of the rules intended to help individuals obtain eligibility for disability benefits. One of the best ways to make sure you understand all of the technical, legal requirements associated with applying for disability benefits is to retain the services of an experienced, knowledgeable and qualified Social Security Disability attorney like Mike Sullivan. Contact Sullivan Law Office today. We offer free consultations, so there is absolutely nothing to lose! We look forward to hearing from you. Call 888-587-0228 or visit us online.