Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits with a Terminal Illness

If you have a terminal illness, you can qualify for Social Security disability benefits. The requirements are the same for people with terminal illnesses as they are for non-terminal illnesses. If you are filing for disability benefits and you have a terminal illness, or potentially terminal illness, your claim will be reviewed as quickly as possible. Early in the claim review process, a Social Security representative will be made aware of your potentially terminal illness through your documents, or by a doctor, friend or family member. Special procedures are followed for claims involving terminal illnesses to make sure you receive Social Security disability benefits as soon as possible. You will also be assisted in the claims process in providing the necessary evidence. A Social Security disability lawyer can assist you in filing a claim and providing the sufficient evidence needed to qualify for Social Security disability benefits efficiently.

Example:
Jane was recently diagnosed with ALS ( Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Jane, with the help of her husband and her Social Security disability lawyer, is filing for Social Security disability benefits. The requirements for disability benefits are the same if Jane has a disability such as a back injury or something more life-threatening like ALS. In Jane’s application, there is information about her life-limiting disability. Jane’s lawyer files the disability claim for her and the nature of her disability is quickly discovered in the review process. All actions are taken to help Jane receive Social Security disability benefits as soon as possible. Jane is assisted by the person reviewing her claim and her Social Security disability lawyer to speed up the claims process.

If you have a question about social security law or want to file a social security claim in California, contact the Law Office of Louis J. Vigorita now.