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Social Security Disability and Mesothelioma

Social Security Disability and Mesothelioma

If you have mesothelioma, you are entitled to social security disability benefits. Ordinarily, to qualify for these benefits in the case of other disabilities, you must prove:

•    Your mesothelioma has or will prevent you from working for at least one year
•    Your mesothelioma has prevented you from working and is expected to result in death

If you have the pleural or peritoneal types of mesothelioma, you shouldn’t have to prove either of the above. Mesothelioma falls under social security “Compassionate Allowances.” Because the disease is so serious, the Social Security Administration tries to eliminate certain steps in the application process to get you your benefits sooner. The allowance recognizes diseases that obviously disable those who suffer from them. As such, you will only need to demonstrate your diagnosis to receive benefits.

As an experienced mesothelioma lawyer, Matthew E. Kiely can make sure your application for social security disability is carried out correctly and efficiently, and that you receive the benefits to which you are entitled. We can also help you consider other avenues of compensation, such as filing a claim against the manufacturer or company that exposed you to asbestos.

If you live in Baltimore or another Maryland city, or in Washington, DC, or anywhere in the nation, and would like to learn more about mesothelioma representation, please contact the Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP, to schedule a free case evaluation.