Am I able to get a disability if I have cancer?
This question is way too general. It depends on the type of cancer. Some types of cancer will guarantee you disability. Those types of cancer are: Inflammatory Cancer of the women's chest (they won't let me submit the answer with the correct "b" word); Cancer of the Pancreas; Mesothelioma of the Pleura; Metastatic Brain Carcinoma; Metastatic Spinal Cord Carcinoma. Oat Cell Cancer a.k.a. Small Cell Cancer of the Lungs; Primary Cancer of the Bile Ducts, Primary Cancer of the Gall Bladder; and Primary Cancer of the Liver.
You need to show proof that you've been diagnosed, CT scans, MRI scans, X-Rays, doctor's office visits related to the disease, proof of hospital stays related to the disease, and any other documents that prove you have one of the types of cancer that automatically qualifies for disability. You also need to prove that you are unable to work, not currently working, and that the situation (your ability to work or not) will not change in the near future.
For all other types of cancer, you have to show proof, including statements from physicians and specialists, that you cannot work at ANY job and that you have no other means (such as money in property or savings accounts) that you could live off of.
Mar 23, 2017 |
Health & Beauty