The Benefits You Need to Get Through a Hard Time
Getting a cancer diagnosis is hard enough.
Your mind is swirling, trying to accept your new reality. Treatments, outcomes and timelines—they all fill your head more than any other daily worries.
The bills don’t have any sympathy, however. Your health has forced you out of work, but you still have expenses piling up. It’s unfair.
Social Security Disability benefits can deliver peace of mind in a trying time. Monthly checks let you focus on your health without having to worry about financial ruin on top of it.
Qualifying can be tough, though. Even with cancer.
The experienced disability lawyers at Angelina Valle & Associates can make sure you have the best chance at winning the benefits you need. The process can be daunting, full of opportunities for failure.
Let us help you.
If you’re anywhere in San Jose or Salinas, give us a call today.
Common Cancers that Qualify for SSDI in CA
It should be easy: You have cancer, you can’t work, so you need benefits. But unfortunately, most applicants are denied on their first try.
Approval depends on a variety of factors, including the type of cancer you have and its stage. Social Security maintains a “compassionate allowances” list of health problems that warrant immediate disability benefits.
Here are some examples of commons cancers on the list:
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Thyroid cancer
Even if your cancer isn’t on the above list, you could still qualify. Here’s what you’ll have to prove:
- Your condition makes working impossible.
- You’re unable to transfer to another line of work.
- Your cancer will force you to miss at least a year of work.
You’ll also need to present medical evidence, hospital records, and statements from friends, family and workers supporting your claim.
You need someone experienced to guide you through this process, ensuring your case is clear and strong.
That’s Angelina Valle.
Get started by calling us today for a free case evaluation.
A Denial is Not the End of the Road for You
A denial can be crushing. You feel like your whole life depends on this, and then Social Security flicks your case away with a piece of paper.
How can they do that?
Here’s the good news: a denial isn’t the final say when it comes to your application.
There are multiple steps in the appeals process. Your best shot is a hearing with an administrative law judge (ALJ)—the only time your case is heard in person.
In fact, a Government Accountability Office study found that you’re three times as likely to win benefits if you have representation at this hearing.
Don’t take a chance when it comes to the benefits you need to keep going.
Let Angelina Valle & Associates do the legal legwork for you. We can guide you through this often complex system so you can focus on the thing that matters most: your health.