How to Receive SSDI in Massachusetts for Brain Cancer
A brain cancer diagnosis is scary news to receive, to say the least. You may have known that something wasn’t quite right in your body, but you never expected to hear that you would have brain cancer. When this happens, you may have many questions streaming through your mind.
One of the most common questions people have after receiving a serious diagnosis is how they will pay for the cost of all of the treatment and care they need. If you’ve been diagnosed with brain cancer in Massachusetts, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits may be able to help you financially.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) lists neoplastic diseases as a disability that automatically qualifies for benefits. Brain cancer is a neoplastic disease. In order to meet this listing and receive benefits, you must show the following:
- You have a malignant tumor in your brain, spinal root, or spinal cord
- After initial treatment, the tumor has progressed or recurred
If you meet each of these, then you should apply under this listing. The SSA will need to see comprehensive medical evidence and reports that demonstrate you meeting this listing. Some of the evidence you should include with your application is:
- Physician notes
- Clinic notes
- Radiology reports
- Lab work
- Operative report if a biopsy is performed
- A statement from your doctor about your prognosis and diagnosis
Submitting all of this along with your application may help you be approved faster. When it comes to something as serious as getting SSDI in Massachusetts for brain cancer, it is a good idea that you put the help of a skilled attorney on your side.
Let us take away the pressure of applying for SSDI in Massachusetts on your own. Call a Massachusetts Social Security disability attorney at Keefe Disability Law at 888-904-6847 to find out how we can help you with your application.