Your doctor at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston has already given you your diagnosis, treatment plan, and prognosis. You know how ovarian cancer is affecting you now, and you can predict what your future is probably going to be like. You know that you are unlikely to work again soon at your job at Hewitt in The Woodlands, and you are worried about how you are going to pay your bills and afford the medical treatment that you need.
Social Security Disability May Help
Ovarian cancer is one of the medical conditions included in the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Compassionate Allowances Initiative—a program designed to expedite claims for applicants suffering with the most serious medical conditions that obviously qualify for benefits.
Even with this program, however, you may benefit from working with a Social Security disability lawyer from the time of your diagnosis. You need to know if you qualify for benefits, and you need to plan for your financial future so that you can concentrate on what really matters—your health and your family.
Please Help Raise Awareness
September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month—a month filled with events to help raise awareness of the symptoms of this deadly disease. You may also wish to share this blog post on Facebook or Twitter, to help raise awareness about how Social Security disability can help ovarian cancer patients. You may help a friend gain some financial security during this very difficult time in her life.
by Paul B. Burkhalter Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.