Childhood Malignant Brain Stem Glioma and Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Lawyer
Typically, applying for and receiving social security disability benefits can take many months. But what if your disabling condition is so severe that you cannot wait? Childhood malignant brain stem glioma is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is Childhood Malignant Brain Stem Glioma?
A malignant brain stem glioma is a cancerous tumor that begins in the tissues of the brain stem and spinal cord. The brain stem is the part of the brain that controls breathing, heart rate, and a number of other crucial functions such as seeing, hearing, walking, talking, and eating. Brain stem gliomas are usually primary tumors, meaning that they rarely metastasize to other parts of the body. What causes gliomas remains unclear. They are aggressive cancers and the prognosis for affected individuals depends on a number of factors such as the overall health of the child, the type and location of the tumor, and whether the tumor is a first-time diagnosis or a recurrence.
Childhood Malignant Brain Stem Glioma Symptoms
Some of the symptoms of childhood malignant brain stem glioma include:
- Loss of balance and trouble walking
- Vision problems
- Hearing problems
- Morning headaches or headaches that go away after vomiting
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sleepiness or changes in energy level
- Droopy eyelids
If you or a loved one is experiencing these symptoms, it is important to talk with a doctor immediately.
Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits and Childhood Malignant Brain Stem Glioma
Childhood malignant brain stem glioma automatically qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with childhood malignant brain stem glioma, then you are considered disabled for at least 24 months from the date of diagnosis.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with childhood malignant brain stem glioma, contact an experienced social security disability lawyer today. Please call us at 1-800-882-5500 or fill out a free consultation form for a free evaluation of your social security disability case.