Cancer

If you are unable to work because you are being treated for cancer or due to residual side effects of cancer or cancer treatments, you may be eligible for SSD or SSI disability benefits. While Social Security often expedites claims involving cancer, some people have a difficult time getting approval for a claim involving side effects of cancer that have limited the individual's ability to work.

This can include lasting conditions such as:

  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Swelling
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Respiratory issues
  • Gastrointestinal complications
  • Lack of memory or concentration
  • Other side effects of the cancer or the treatment for cancer

Many of these are proven to be residual effects of ongoing therapy or chemotherapy and can be severely limiting to the individual, even after the individual is cancer-free.

Social Security Disability And SSI Help — Securing Disability Benefits For Cancer

At Manring & Farrell, we assist many clients who now live with the fallout of cancer treatment, limited in their ability to keep a job or perform daily duties. It can be difficult to convince Social Security that these conditions make you eligible for SSD or SSI benefits. Many people are denied on their first attempt at filing a claim. Our attorneys understand the nature of these side effects and how to get the correct medical opinions that link those conditions to cancer and cancer treatment – and to your inability to work.

We provide caring and individualized attention to each client, helping him or her understand how to best file a new claim or file an appeal for a claim that has been denied. Our lawyers will assist you at each step in the application and appeal process. Our lawyers travel to hearing offices all over Ohio, including Columbus, Lima, Toledo, Cleveland, Akron, Cincinnati or Dayton to attend hearings. We also attend hearings in Wheeling and Parkersburg, West Virginia. We will be at the hearing with you. We will explain what to expect and provide you with the representation you need to make your record and provide valuable legal guidance.

Our office helps people file new claims, as well as file appeals on claims that have been denied. We provide free initial consultations to discuss your situation. To learn more about our services and how we can assist you in successfully filing for SSD or SSI benefits for medical problems like cancer, please contact our Columbus, Lebanon, Lima or other offices in Ohio today at 614-678-7199 or toll free at 800-219-3505, or contact us via our online form.