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Disability Information for New York Residents with Malignant Neoplastic Diseases.

Frank J. Dito, Jr.
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If you're pursuing Social Security disability benefits for a severe medical condition, such as malignant neoplastic diseases, you may need to first seek legal counsel from a New York Social Security disability attorney.

An attorney can explain the process, what types of medical conditions are covered and the evidence that'll be necessary to demonstrate your need for disability benefits.

An Overview of Malignant Neoplastic Diseases

Malignant neoplastic diseases result from a malignant tumor or growth which can spread to other parts of the body through the bloodstream or lymphatic system. It's caused by uncontrolled or abnormal division of cells in the body.

These are serious, sometimes fatal diseases that can strike an individual. It may then result in the need for Social Security disability benefits to help cover lost income if working is no longer an option.

Category of Impairments for Malignant Neoplastic Diseases

The categories of impairments for malignant neoplastic diseases are as follows: 

  • soft tissue tumors of the head and neck;
  • skin;
  • soft tissue sarcoma;
  • lymphoma;
  • leukemia;
  • multiple myeloma;
  • salivary glands;
  • thyroid gland;
  • breast;
  • skeletal system - sarcoma;
  • maxillal, orbital or temporal fossa;
  • nervous system;
  • lungs;
  • pleura or mediastinum;
  • esophagus or stomach;
  • small intestine;
  • large intestine;
  • liver or gallbladder;
  • pancreas;
  • kidneys, adrenal glands or ureters-carcinoma;
  • urinary bladder-carcinoma;
  • cancers of the female genital tract-carcinoma or sarcoma;
  • prostate gland-carcinoma;
  • testicles;
  • penis;
  • primary site unknown; and
  • malignant neoplastic diseases treated by bone marrow or stem cell transplants. 

Each of these categories of impairments also has specific criteria requirements that must be met in order to qualify for disability benefits. A Bronx Social Security disability attorney can evaluate your medical history and records to determine if you qualify.

How a New York Social Security Disability Attorney Can Help

Pursuing a claim for disability benefits can be a time-consuming and complicated process. Knowing if you have a valid claim is the first step in determining if you should proceed. An attorney can help determine this for you.

If you decide to go ahead with your claim, then an attorney can work with you to make sure that your original application for disability benefits is filed correctly and contains all of the pertinent information necessary. 

They'll help collect medical evidence and documentation that proves the severity of your condition and helps improve your chances at a favorable outcome the first time you file your claim for Social Security disability benefits.

Contacting a New York Social Security Disability Attorney 

Before you file your Social Security disability claim, be sure to take advantage of this free consumer's guide: 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Filing a Social Security Disability Claim. Contact a New York Social Security disability attorney at The Law Offices of Frank J. Dito, Jr. for help with building your disability claim at 800-310-5520.