Children with cancer can be given Social Security disability benefits

The Social Security Administration, through its Supplemental Security Income programs, can provide federal assistance to children who are suffering from various ailments, including dreaded cancer.

To apply for this type of assistance, view the Child Disability Starter Kit and familiarize yourself with what the program is all about.

Find and fill out the online Child Disability Report. At the end of the report, you will need to sign a waiver that asks for your permission to allow the child’s doctor to divulge information about your child’s illness to the agency. This information is vital to how the judges will decide your child’s case.

Aside from protecting your child’s welfare, the SSA takes seriously its obligation to applicants who are in an advanced state of illness or those who are suffering from severe stages of disability. Via the Compassionate Allowances program, the SSA expedites the cases of applicants who qualify under the listing of impairments that are considered serious.

Filing for Social Security disability benefits or appealing a rejected claim can be a difficult and time-consuming process. If you are someone who is recuperating from a debilitating illness and who needs financial assistance, ask help from the federal government with the legal help of our attorneys at The Hankey Law Office in Indianapolis by calling our offices today at (317) 634-8565 or (800) 520-3633.