Though there are numerous types of cancers, all of which can cause disabling symptoms and treatment side effects, some of the most common types of cancer include breast cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer, colon cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, endometrial cancer, pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, rectal cancer, lymphoma, and leukemia. In 2016, the three most common types of cancer diagnosed in the United States were breast cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer. Because of the severe symptoms caused by cancer, many types of cancer are part of the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Compassionate Allowance Initiative (CAI), which allows claimants to receive expedited decisions on their initial applications for disability benefits.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer and are no longer able to work as a result of the effects of your condition on your occupational and social functioning, you are likely eligible on a medical basis to receive Social Security disability benefits from the SSA, either through Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Viner Disability Law can help you assess your potential claim, help you file an initial application for benefits, and even represent you in an appeal and hearing before an Administrative Law Judge should your claim for disability benefits be denied in spite of the severity of your cancer-related symptoms. Please contact our office today for a free and confidential evaluation of your disability claim.