Social Security Shows Some Compassion in Cancer Disability Claims | New Port Richey Social Security Disability Attorney
Social Security disability cancer cases tear us apart at Cavey and Barrett.
Most cancer patients are uninsured and that means delay in or lack of treatment. Delay in getting necessary tests and treatment makes it difficult to establish you will be disabled for 12 months and provide medical evidence of your disability.
Some states have Set up Quick Disability Determination Processes that allow the state agency to call doctors to get specific evidence that is needed. That does not happens in cases going through the normal process. Rarely, does the Social Security claims examiner ever try to talk to your doctor.
The state disability determination offices aski doctors for information that explains the functional limitations caused by the cancer, whether the patient meets an appropriate cancer listing, what the effects of therapy are and the side effects of medications.
Unfortunately, at Cavey and Barrett we have had to get members of Congress involved to expedite decisions in cancer cases. I am glad to see that the Social Security administration understands the need for compassion allowances in cancer cases.
If you are having difficulty getting your Social Security disability benefts for cancer,calll an attorney right away. Experienced Social Security disability attorneys, like Nancy Cavey or Sharon Barrett in St. Petersburg and Tampa, Florida, can help you with a compassionate allowance for your Social Security Dsabilty cancer case.
Answering these broad-based questions isn’t easy. Help is a phone call away. You can contact Nancy Cavey, an experienced long-term disability attorney at 727-894-3188.