Hot Off The Press – Having Hormone Refractory or Metastatic Prostate Cancer Automatically Qualifies You for Social Security Disability Benefits

At 2PM this afternoon in a long awaited decision the United States Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that having hormone refractory or metastatic prostate cancer automatically qualifies a man to receive Social Security Disability coverage. If you do qualify there still are some restrictions on your ability to receive benefits. You can't qualify for disability [...]

The Social Security Administration Expedites Some Claims for Disability Benefits, But Not Advanced Prostate Cancer

Social Security Announces Nationwide Launch of Compassionate Allowances Process Will Fast Track Applications For People with Cancers and Rare Diseases Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today announced the national rollout of the agency’s Compassionate Allowances initiative, a way to expedite the processing of disability claims for applicants whose medical conditions are so severe [...]

Reductions To Your Social Security Disability Benefits (Social Security Disability Benefits Part III)

If you qualify and are approved for Social Security Disability and you are also receiving other government benefits, the amount of your Social Security Disability benefits may be reduced. Some public benefits will not affect your Social Security disability benefits. If you receive Social Security disability benefits from one of the following types of public [...]

Family Members Can Qualify for Benefits (Social Security Disability Part II)

Under certain circumstances members of your family may also qualify for social security disability benefits if you are approved to receive benefits. These circumstances include: • Your spouse, if she is 62 or older; • Your spouse, at any age if she is caring for a child of yours who is younger than age 16 [...]

Understanding Social Security’s Definition of Disabilities (Social Security Disability Part I)

For Americans Social Security Disability benefits can become an important source of financial support as your disease progresses. I am going to be writing a number of posts that will explain the benefits that are available and how to apply for them. First order of business is to understand how the Social Security Administration defines [...]