Ependymoblastoma 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? Ependymoblastoma is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is Ependymoblastoma?
Ependymoblastoma is a malignant brain tumor that occurs in infants and very young children. Included in a category of tumors called Central Nervous System (CNS) embryonal tumors, ependymoblastomas begin in the cells that line the fluid-filled cavities in the brain and spinal cord. They are fast-growing tumors and the prognosis for children diagnosed with ependymoblastoma is poor, with 5 year survival rates ranging from 0‐30%.
Some of the symptoms of ependymoblastoma include:
• Loss of balance
• Poor coordination
• Abnormal speech
• General weakness
• Weakness on one side of the face
• Double vision
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 Ependymoblastoma
Ependymoblastoma automatically qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with ependymoblastoma, 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 ependymoblastoma, 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.