Get the Financial Support You Need to Keep Going
You never planned to be in this situation. Processing a cancer diagnosis is hard enough on its own. If it’s forced you out of work, now you’re also confronting financial worries. .
The bills keep coming. How are you going to pay them when you want to work, but you can’t?
Social Security Disability benefits can provide lifesaving financial support while you focus on beating cancer. But it can be hard to qualify.
Most people are denied on their first application. With cancer, it can be complicated because of all the different types and severity levels of this disease.
The experienced disability attorneys at the Law Offices of Karen Kraus Bill can help you figure out if you qualify and make sure you have the best chance at winning the benefits you need.
We’ve been helping people win benefits in Columbia, Jefferson City, Fulton, Moberly, Sedalia and all across Missouri for more than 30 years.
Common Cancers that Qualify for Social Security Disability
If your cancer is severe, there’s a good chance you can receive benefits quickly.
The Social Security Administration keeps a “compassionate allowances” list with conditions that qualify applicants for faster approval. These are some common cancers that can qualify:
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Thyroid cancer
But if your cancer isn’t on the list, you can still qualify.
You’ll have to meet the regular standard for Social Security Disability cases:
- Your condition makes it impossible for you to work.
- You can’t change your line of work.
- Your cancer will force you to miss at least a year of work.
The application process can be difficult, which is where the Law Offices of Karen Kraus Bill can help.
You’ll need evidence like medical reports, test results, hospital records, statements from friends and more. One mistake can lead to delays or denial of the benefits you need.
You can start by getting the legal team at our firm to provide an evaluation of your claim for free.
If You Were Denied with Cancer, Don’t Give Up
It can be gutting to receive a denial. It seems like life is hurling one blow at you after another.
You can’t give up. We often see clients who were initially denied win benefits by appealing the denial. Appealing gives you more chances to convince Social Security to award the benefits you need.
Our lawyers know the system, the Missouri Social Security offices, the local doctors and how to avoid common mistakes.
We’ll fight for you when you’re feeling your worst. You shouldn’t have to deal with a complex legal system at a time like this.
Let us handle the legwork. You focus on feeling your best.