Multiple Myeloma and Social Security Disability
Multiple myeloma is a form of cancer which occurs in plasma cells and affects the immune system, kidneys, bone marrow, and other areas of the body. It occurs when the white plasma cells develop abnormally into myeloma cells and then multiply, producing an excess of protein in the body. Myeloma cells then begin building up in the bone marrow and different areas of the body, causing numerous complications. This type of cancer is treatable, but can be difficult to completely eliminate, and the complications from the condition as well as complications from treatment can leave a person unable to perform their normal day to day activities, including maintaining employment.
Multiple myeloma is a serious condition, and most individuals who are diagnosed need the assistance of social security disability benefits as they and their family go through this difficult time. If you or someone you love has multiple myeloma, an Indianapolis social security disability attorney of the Hankey Law Office can assist you in working to get the benefits you need. To speak with an attorney today, contact our office at (800) 520-3633.
Applying for Social Security Benefits with Multiple Myeloma
When someone has multiple myeloma, they must meet the social security administration’s qualifications for disability in their application. According to the social security handbook, an individual will qualify for benefits if they meet any of the following:
- Diagnosed with multiple myeloma with the need for bone marrow or stem cell transplant
- Diagnosed with multiple myeloma and a failure to respond to treatment or persisting growth of abnormal cells despite treatment
- Continuing cancer related complications following bone marrow or stem cell transplant, such as persisting kidney disease
If you qualify under these conditions, you are a likely candidate for myeloma social security disability benefits.
Applying for and getting social security disability benefits can be a difficult process, making it important to have qualified legal counsel who can help you avoid a denied claim. An Indianapolis social security disability lawyer at the Hankey Law Office has years of experience helping individuals get the benefits they need. For more information about how we can help, contact our office today at (800) 520-3633.