Pittsburgh Cancer Disability Lawyer
Pennsylvania SSDI Guidelines Attorney
Some form of cancer afflicts more than 20 million American every year. Most types are treatable with a regimen of medications, diet control, medical procedures and chemotherapy. But when fighting to recover from cancer takes over your life, it becomes impossible to focus your physical and mental energies on your job. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are there to meet your financial needs when you can no longer work.
If you are struggling with cancer and can no longer work or earn a living because of your medical condition or treatment requirements, talk to an attorney at the SSDI claims law firm of Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., with offices in New Castle, Hermitage, Butler and Erie, Pennsylvania. The Social Security Administration (SSA) lists certain types of cancer as certified medical conditions that make the sufferer eligible for SSDI benefits after certain conditions have been met. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer and cannot hold a job or earn a living, talk to an attorney on our SSDI team today. The process is confusing and often frustrating, particularly at a time when you and your family are concentrating on treatment and recovery of your health.
Does Your Cancer Diagnosis Qualify You for SSDI Benefits?
To qualify for SSDI following a diagnosis of cancer, the SSA will look at these five factors:
- Are you working? If you are currently earning more than $1,000 per month on a job, you may be disqualified from further benefits.
- Do your cancer symptoms limit your ability? If your symptoms or treatment options severely curtail your ability to perform on the job, your diagnosis may qualify you for benefits. These abilities include walking, standing, lifting, responding to directions, handling changes in your work routine, among other physical and mental activities.
- Is your type of cancer listed among qualifying SSDI malignant diseases?
- Can you return to a former job position for which your condition does not limit your performance? If the SSA finds that you can return to a previous job position, or another position for which you can be trained, you may be denied benefits.
- Does your education and experience qualify you for other employment opportunities for which your condition will not be a hindrance?
At Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., We Take Care of Everything
The SSDI team at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. will handle every detail of your initial claim or appeal of a denied claim for an autoimmune disease disability. If your claim for SSDI benefits is denied, we will pursue an appeal by requesting a hearing for reconsideration at your local SSA office. We do not stop fighting for you until every legal option has been pursued to help you get the money benefits you need and deserve.
We represent clients who are seeking SSDI benefits for mental illness and physical diseases, such as:
- Cancer and other malignant diseases
- Auto immune diseases, fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome
- Bipolar disorder, clinical depression
- PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder
- Multiple sclerosis
You Will Not Pay Lawyer Fees If You Do Not Collect Benefits
We handle all Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims and appeals on a contingency fee basis. The percentage amount we charge is based on the amount of money you recover for your claim. We offer a free consultation to discuss the circumstances of your disability or injury.
Learn more about SSDI at these information pages:
- What is SSDI?
- The SSDI Application Process
- Social Security for people 55 years and older
- SSDI and incarceration
- What is supplemental security income (SSI)
Free Consultation · No Attorneys’ Fees Unless You Receive SSDI Benefits
Learn more about Social Security for cancer. We represent clients in communities throughout the Greater Northern Pittsburgh metro region and throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio. Call us toll-free at 1-800-777-4081 or contact us by e-mail to arrange a free consultation with an experienced Pittsburgh cancer disability attorney today.