Glioma (Grades III and IV)
Serving the Western United States
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? Glioma (grades III and IV) is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is Glioma?
Glioma is a tumor that develops from glial cells (regulatory cells of the central nervous system that serve a number of critical functions, such as the nourishment, oxygenation, and insulation of nerve cells). Gliomas often occur in the brain, and are classified according to the type of cells they most resemble anatomically. Types of gliomas include: ependymomas, astrocytomas, and oligodendrogliomas. They are further classified, according to their pathology, into grades. Grades I and II are considered low-‐grade and carry a better prognosis. Grades III and IV are considered high-‐grade. They are malignant and carry a worse prognosis.
Some of the symptoms of glioma (grades III and IV) include:
- Persistent headache
- Double vision
- Loss of appetite
- Mood and personality changes
- Impaired ability to think and learn
- Gradual-‐onset difficulty with speech
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 Glioma
Glioma (grades III and IV) disease automatically qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with glioma (grades III and IV), 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 glioma (grades III and IV), 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.