I have anaplastic thyroid carcinoma. Can I qualify for Social Security disability?

Yes, you may qualify for Social Security disability if you have anaplastic thyroid carcinoma. You probably already know more about this condition than you ever wanted to know. You know that anaplastic thyroid carcinoma affects only about 2% of people with thyroid cancer. You know that the typical survival time is measured in months rather than years. You know that you are very sick, that you are unable to work, and that you want to spend as much time with your family and friends as possible.

You Know That You Never Want to Be a Burden

Social Security disability may be an option for you if you can’t work during this very difficult time. Patients with anaplastic thyroid carcinoma currently meet the requirements for section 13.09A of the Social Security Disability Listing of Impairments. This means that you may qualify for Social Security disability if you:

  • Supply a pathology report from a thyroid biopsy specimen that confirms your diagnosis of anaplastic carcinoma
  • Fill out a complete and accurate Social Security disability application

You will not automatically qualify for benefits. Thus, the application process is an important one. If you fill the application out accurately and completely, you may be able to recover the benefits that you deserve, the benefits that can make your life more comfortable and help your family during this very difficult time.

To learn more about how to apply for Social Security disability, please review our related links or start a live chat with us today.

 

Carl M. Weisbrod
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Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law