Is Cancer Interfering With Your Ability To Work?

Cancer is a broad term for a number of diseases that can occur in different parts of the body. Generally, cancer is characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and destroy body tissue. Symptoms vary depending on the type of cancer. Some symptoms may include fatigue, weight changes, skin changes, changes in bowel and bladder habits, unexplained muscle or joint pain.

In evaluating your cancer, Social Security will consider any operations that you have had, pathology reports, and your response to any therapy.

Social Security looks at how cancer affects your maximum physical ability to perform work-related activities on a continuing basis. Social Security is required to consider the nature and extent of your cancer, and how this condition restricts your ability to sit, stand, walk, lift, carry, push, and pull, as well as your ability to perform postural or manipulative activities (i.e. bending, twisting, stooping, reaching, fingering, or feeling). Social Security will also assess any further limitations that your cancer might cause, such as a need for environmental restrictions, unscheduled breaks, or excessive absences due to symptoms or treatments.

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If cancer interferes with your ability to manage daily activities or maintain employment, Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon LLP can help. Our attorneys help individuals suffering from cancer fight for disability benefits. If you are disabled because of your cancer, or if you need help determining if you are eligible to receive Social Security benefits because of cancer, contact Zerbe Garner Blondell & Weldon for a free case evaluation.

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