Rhabdomyosarcoma 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? Rhabdomyosarcoma is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is Rhabdomyosarcoma?
Rhabdomyosarcoma is a cancer that originates in the muscles that attach to the bones. It usually occurs in areas naturally lacking skeletal muscle, such as the head, neck and urogenital tract. This cancer can occur in people of any age, but is usually found in children between the ages of 1 and 5 and teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19. The cause of rhabdomyosarcoma is unknown and the majority of cases occur in children with no known risk factors. This type of cancer often requires aggressive treatment and the prognosis for affected individuals depends upon the type, location, and extent of the tumor. However, many children treated for rhabdomyosarcoma achieve long-term survival.
Some of the symptoms of rhabdomyosarcoma include:
- Nasal bleeding and congestion
- Problems swallowing
- Neurological symptoms
- Bulging, pain, and/or swelling around the eyes
- Vision problems
- Ear pain and swelling
- Hearing loss
- Trouble urinating or controlling urine
- Difficulties having a bowel movement
- Painful muscle lumps
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 Rhabdomyosarcoma
Rhabdomyosarcoma qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, 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 rhabdomyosarcoma, 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.