In 2017, more than a million people will be diagnosed with cancer around the world. This alarming statistic affects people and families from all walks of life. Chances are, you know someone who has been affected by this terrible disease. On June 4, the Social Security Administration observed National Cancer Survivors Day in the United States. In support of this day, Social Security encourages getting checkups to provide early detection, raise awareness through education, and recognize the survivors who have gone through this battle or are still living with the disease.
Social Security stands strong in their support of the fight against cancer. They offer services to patients dealing with the disease through their disability insurance program and Compassionate Allowances program. Compassionate Allowances result from medical conditions so severe they obviously meet Social Security’s disability standards, allowing the Administration to process certain cases quickly with minimal medical information. Many cancers are part of the Compassionate Allowances list.
There is no special application or form you need to submit for a Compassionate Allowance. Once Social Security identifies you as having a Compassionate Allowance condition, they will expedite your disability application.
By: Thomas Klint of Premier Disability Services, LLC®