You May Be Eligible For SSDI Benefits If You Have Prostate CancerBy Kenton Koszdin Law Office on August 14, 2014 | In Disease SSDI Claim
Prostate cancer is the most common malignant cancer found in men and is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. What you may not know is that it is also an affliction that can be considered a disability by the Social Security Administration and that you may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits if you have been diagnosed with the disease.
If you have prostate cancer, don’t make the assumption that you are instantly qualified to receive SSDI benefits, however. In order to qualify for benefits, the disability must last or be expected to last for 12 consecutive months and you must not be working at what is considered to be a “substantially gainful activity.” What that basically means is that you cannot be making more that $1,070 a month.
In general, the SSA will make its evaluation based on how your prostate cancer is affecting and limiting your ability to work.
According to the associate publisher of Living With a Disability magazine, people are often shocked that despite the diagnosis of a serious disease, like prostate cancer, the road to getting benefits can still be a long and winding one. Just submitting your medical information may not be enough to convince the powers-that-be that you are eligible to receive benefit payments.
The associate publisher went on to say that this is why it is critical that you consult with an experienced social security disability attorney before applying for a claim. He contends that such a consultation will save applicants “a great deal of time, stress and money, and allow them to put their total focus where it belongs: on their recovery.”
If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and it is affecting your ability to work, contact the social security disability attorneys at the Kenton Koszdin Law Office in Los Angeles. We can evaluate your case to see whether you may be entitled to receive SSDI benefits. Call us toll-free at (800) 438-7734 — or you can contact us online today.