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Leukemia and Your Ability to Work

The symptoms of leukemia are not easy to handle. Working with symptoms such as a swollen and painful stomach, swollen lymph nodes, and fatigue can cause someone to put him or herself at increased risk of injury. The increased risk for bruising, bleeding, and infections can be detrimental to a person’s health as well.

With a leukemia diagnosis, it is likely you will need to undergo chemotherapy treatment. This will mean time away from work for the treatment as well as the recovery process. Being focused on the treatment for leukemia will mean you are less focused at work and may be more likely to make mistakes that can result in injuries even if you are physically able to perform your job duties.

During treatment and recovery, you may qualify for additional financial support through Social Security disability. In most cases, leukemia patients will qualify for benefits but as will many disability cases, it is always best to have an experienced disability attorney on your side to ensure paperwork is filed correctly and in a timely manner. There will also be specific qualifications to meet in order to be eligible for Social Security benefits.

Medical documentation will also need to be organized to ensure you are approved for benefits. This can be a lot of work in addition to the actual treatment process with leukemia. Hiring an attorney will help relieve you of the red tape processes while you focus on your chemotherapy and recovery.

The Social Security Administration has an expedited process for benefits approval in cases where illnesses are severe such as with certain types of leukemia.  To ensure you are able to meet eligibility requirements, you can receive a free consultation with our legal team.

Contact us through our online contact form or by calling toll free at 888-799-3918. We can review your diagnosis and help prepare you for the process of filing for Social Security benefits.

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