Helping Cancer Patients Secure Benefits
A diagnosis of cancer is certainly frightening or, at the very least, sobering for most people. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, it is not surprising if you are distracted by a great variety of “what if” questions and perhaps fear. If you are fortunate, your cancer may have been caught early enough and treatments may be effective enough for you to beat it. Even if your prognosis remains shaky at best, you still have a life to live in the meantime.
Cancer And Cancer Treatments May Be Disabling, Qualifying You For SSD Benefits
The cancer itself may become a disability — or treatments for cancer can be disabling. Radiation therapy, chemotherapy and/or surgery can make it impossible for you to work a full-time job. Deteriorating health caused by the cancer can also disable you.
You may have questions about cancer and disability benefits as you face the prospect of loss of income as you undergo cancer treatment. If your doctors expect you to be disabled for a year or more, the time may be right to apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.
Your Cancer May Be Classified As A Disability For Purposes Of Protection From Discrimination
In addition to possibly qualifying you to receive SSD benefits, your cancer may be classified as a disability that merits protection from discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission outlines detailed federal laws and policies regarding cancer as a disability as it pertains to workers’ rights.
Federal Benefits For Workers Exposed To Radiation As Part Of Federal Employment
Cancer that can be traced to workers’ exposure to radiation as part of federal employment may also qualify them for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program.
Philip J. Fulton Law Office can help you identify and maximize any avenues of compensation available to you if you:
- Are unable to work full time because of your cancer
- Developed cancer as a result of working conditions, such as exposure to radiation
Get The Scoop About Cancer And Disability Benefits — Start With A Free Consultation — Columbus Cancer Disability Lawyers
Our services are available on a contingency fee basis, which means we ask for payment only if we are successful in getting you the benefits you need. We have successfully handled many cases involving disability for cancer patients.