Did you know that if you have pleural mesothelioma or peritoneal mesothelioma you could qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits?
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that causes havoc on the lining of a person’s chest cavity or abdominal cavity. Most patients with the illness are diagnosed after it has spread and generally experience a higher death rate than people with other forms of cancer. Mesothelioma can cause chest pain, shortness of breath, weight loss and abdominal pain and swelling.
Sadly, mesothelioma is usually linked to asbestos exposure among patients. The exposure usually took place in a work environment like an industrial setting. Some positions where asbestos exposure was prevalent include jobs in oil refineries and home construction. Many people who experience the illness are also former veterans who worked in shipyards that employed the use of asbestos.
Do You Need a Tulsa Social Security Disability Attorney?
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and are unable to work, you may qualify for SSDI. You may be required to submit medical evidence documenting the extent and location of the mesothelioma before you are able to receive benefits.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) may also ask for pathology and operative notes from your healthcare provider. It is unusual for SSDI applications to be denied for mesothelioma victims, but most denial cases are caused by a lack of medical evidence supporting the illness.
It is also possible that you will qualify for the SSA’s Compassionate Allowances (CAL) program if you suffer from mesothelioma. If you have questions about an application for disability benefits, do not hesitate to contact our Tulsa Social Security disability lawyers for a free consultation. You may also reach us by phone at (918) 587-0050.
Troutman & Troutman, P.C. – Tulsa Social Security disability attorneys