When an individual comes down with a major injury, illness, or disease, life can change dramatically. The changes can involve not only a burdensome increase in medical bills, but also an inability to work due to time-consuming, invasive and tiring medical procedures. Cancer is a typical example of this.
The Social Security Administration recognizes that cancer, in its various forms, often becomes a serious disability. This is why many forms of cancer have been included in the agency’s Compassionate Allowances list. Compassionate Allowances are specific impairments which the agency puts on a fast track for evaluation. So, rather than having to wait months to hear back about a Social Security disability application, an applicant with a qualifying condition often only has to wait days.