Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Receiving Social Security Disability
Leukemia is one of the many different kinds of cancer. It affects your bone marrow or blood. An abnormal accumulation of blood cells that are usually leukocytes (white blood cells) are what marks leukemia.
The term leukemia is used to refer to a broad spectrum of diseases. Leukemia is divided into categories and groups both clinically and pathologically. The acute and chronic forms of leukemia are the first division. Leukemia is then divided according to the type of blood cell that it affects. Lymphocytic and myelogenous are what these two divisions are.
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is one of the types of lymphocytic leukemia. It affects your blood and bone marrow.
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia gets its name from the word "chronic" that indicates that the disease develops more slowly than other types of leukemia. Lymphocytic is a reference to the white blood cells that the disease affects. These are the cells that help your body fight infection.
Somewhere around 15,000 people are diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in the United States each year. It usually affects people over 50, but you can get chronic lymphocytic leukemia at any age. Children are rarely affected by this form of leukemia.
Because chronic lymphocytic leukemia develops slowly over time, you may not have any signs and symptoms with this disease. If you are affected by this disease, these are some of the things you may have:
Infections that happen often
Painless, but enlarged lymph nodes
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia may have developed to a stage where you or a loved one is incapacitated. This disease may be the cause of you or your loved ones disability.
You may be in need of help. You may need financial aid.
Where will the financial help that you or your loved needs come from? Who can you count on? What will you do?
Have you or your loved one already applied for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration because of the disability caused by chronic lymphocytic leukemia and/or complications resulting from or along with this disease? Have you or your loved one been denied?
Are you wondering what to do now? Do you know what your options are?
You or your loved one may be thinking about appealing the denial by the Social Security Administration. If you do appeal the denial, there is something of critical importance that you need to know.
You or your loved one may need a disability lawyer like the one you will find here to help and assist you in this long and arduous process. The reason that this is true is because people who have a disability attorney in their corner are approved more often than those people who are not represented by a lawyer.