Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma (PCNSL) 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? Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is PCNSL?
PCNSL is a cancer that can begin in the brain, spinal cord, meninges (the outer covering of the brain), or eye. Lymphoma is a type of cancer that originates in lymphocytes, immune cells produced in the bone marrow and found in the blood and lymph tissue. Cancerous changes in lymphocytes may lead to the development of PCNSL People who have AIDS and those who are otherwise immunocompromised due to pre-existing conditions and/or who have had a kidney transplant are at greater risk of developing PNCSL. The prognosis for affected individuals depends upon the stage, size and location of the tumor, the age and overall health of the individual, and whether or not the tumor has recurred and/or metastasized.
Some of the symptoms of PCNSL include:
- Double vision
- Difficulty swallowing
- Balance difficulties
- Facial weakness
- Muscle weakness in a leg or an arm
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 PCNSL
PCNSL qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with PCNSL, 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 PCNSL, 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.