Social Security Disability for Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

California Social Security Disability Attorneys Discuss Claims for Asbestos Exposure

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma our lawyers understand that you need to collect your Social Security Disability as soon as possible. While you are almost certain to be apporoved for SSDI if you have mesothelioma, in most cases an attorny can help you get you your benefits much more quickly. In this article our experienced lawyers explain how.

Our experienced workers comp attorneys have helped auto workers, railroad employees, insulators, shipbuilders, plumbers, pipefitters, electricians, longshore workersand many others who were exposed to asbestos in the workplace, collect the Social Security Disability benefits they deserve. Our lawyers have also represented other individuals who did not work directly with the asbestos–containing materials, but were made sick by being exposed to airborne asbestos at their job.

Additionally, we have assisted others who were diagnosed with mesothelioma – even if they were exposed to asbestos in a non-work setting.

Types of Mesothelioma Social Security Disability Claims

Pleural mesothelioma is a rare cancer that develops in the lung lining, as a result of being exposed to asbestos. This is the most common type of mesothelioma – accounting for 75%.

Peritoneal Mesothelioma is a cancer of the abdominal lining. It is the second most frequent kind of mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma can also be found in the testicles (testicular) or the heart (pericardial), although this is much rarer.

Sadly, a diagnosis of mesothelioma never good. And while one should never give up hope, it is important to pursue any available Social Security Disability benefits as soon as possible after being diagnosed.

Can I Collect Social Security Disability for Mesothelioma?

To collect Social Security Disability benefits, your medical condition must be terminal or expected to last a year or longer. Unfortunately, since there is no cure for mesothelioma at this time – this is always the case with mesothelioma. So “qualifying” for Social Security Disability benefits for mesothelioma (asbestos) is not the problem.

However – because this is a grave medical condition – getting your benefits as quickly as possible is of great concern.

Typical Social Security Disability cases take 6 months or longer before they are approved – and delays can last 18 months or more. So it is very important when Appling for Social Security Disability for mesothelioma that you “fast track” your claim.

Social Security Disability Compassionate Allowance for Mesothelioma

Having an experienced attorney who has handled hundreds of mesothelioma cases can help ensure that you and your family get the Social Security Benefits you need much sooner – rather than later. Our attorneys know how to cut through the “red tape”, get you fast tracked with a “Compassionate Allowance”, and get you approved for Social Security Benefits as soon as possible.

The Social Security Administration offers a “Compassionate Allowance” program to individuals with and obviously debilitating or terminal conditions – which fast tracks the process of receiving benefits. The SSA, recognizes a number of specific conditions which always qualify for Social Security disability benefits – including mesothelioma.

In most cases, a “Compassionate Allowance” approval will enable you to receive Social Security disability benefits within a month of your initial application.

However, qualifying for the Compassionate Allowance still requires you to accurately fill out all of the claims paperwork, properly submit necessary medical documentation, and provide medical files that include a clear diagnosis of mesothelioma – including the results of the biopsy making the diagnosis.

Experienced Social Security Asbestos & Mesothelioma Attorneys

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you DO qualify for Social Security disability benefits. But apply, compiling the documentation, and getting all of the paperwork properly submitted to “fast track” your claim can be overwhelming. This is where our experienced Social Security Disability mesothelioma attorneys can help.

We have helped many disabled workers in California collect the maximum amount of Social Security Disability benefits for Mesothelioma (Asbestos Exposure) to which they are entitled. Call us today and we can help you understand the Social Security Disability benefits for which you qualify.

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