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Cancer patients may be eligible for SSD benefits

On Behalf of | Sep 11, 2015 | Social Security Disability Benefits for Illness

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people throughout the United States die of cancer. Moreover, according to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.6 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year alone. Although breakthroughs in treatment have allowed many people to beat cancer, it still remains a horrible disease for which there is no known definitive cure.

Cancer does not discriminate amongst different segments of the population, and various forms of it can strike anyone at any time. When a person has cancer, the disease itself, and the medical treatment, can debilitate the patient to the point where he or she simply cannot perform normal everyday tasks. This means that people in this situation may have no way of working and earning a living.

Because cancer can be such a crippling disease, Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits may be available for cancer sufferers, so that they can cover medical expenses and other everyday bills. Like all other kinds of government programs, however, a person with cancer does not just automatically qualify and begin receiving SSD benefits for illness. People with cancer must meet the necessary qualifications and apply for these benefits.

Houston attorney David Dopkin understands that people with cancer need to devote as much of their energy as possible toward fighting the cancer and recovering from it. Thus, even though the person may need financial help through SSD benefits, going through the process of applying and getting those benefits may seem overwhelming.

Our firm has been dedicated to getting people through this SSD benefits process so that they can concentrate on their health. Whether we helped a person with the initial application for SSD benefits or appealed a denied claim, our experience is in getting our clients the help that they need.