Category Archives: Cancer

Brain tumor why can’t I get partial SSDI benefits?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I have been recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. I will be undergoing treatment and would ideally like to start working part-time and receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits to compensate me partially for my lost income. I have talked to a few people at the SSA, and I am starting to understand this may not be possible. Can you help me understand what SSDI can do for me and what I have to do to qualify for this benefit I have been paying for the last 20 years?”

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Will I be Able to Get Social Security Disability for Eye Melanoma

Will I be able to get Social Security Disability for eye melanoma? If this is something you want to know, it is probably because you have this disease, and it and/or complications resulting from it or other debilitating conditions that you have in addition to the disease have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance.

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Cancer in remission can I go back to work?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I have been fighting cancer for the last three years. Through aggressive treatment and good medical care my cancer is now in remission. I have been receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for two years. I am wondering if I can now return to work, and if yes, what do I need to tell the Social Security Administration (SSA)?”

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Missed SSDI denial appeal deadline do I have to refile my application?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I was diagnosed with leukemia several months ago. I thought I would immediately be approved for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). I received an SSDI denial. I guess I didn’t file an appeal within the deadline. Now the Social Security Administration is telling me I have to start the application process again. I am wondering if there is any way to move forward with the appeal. I need money now and I cannot wait months to be approved for SSDI benefits.”

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SSDI reinstatement for cancer

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I used to get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for cancer. I recovered and my cancer went into remission. Now it’s back and I don’t think I can continue to work while I fight it. I was wondering whether or not I might qualify for an expedited SSDI reinstatement or do I have to go through the whole process of applying again and waiting months to receive my benefits?”

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Brain tumor, SSI and a special needs trust

Recently on our disability forum a user asked, “I have a brain tumor, and I am currently receiving SSI benefits. My father is creating his will and has decided to leave me $50,000. I am wondering how that money will affect my SSI monthly payment and whether it will increase my resources so high that I will lose both SSI and Medicaid?”

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