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Category: Illnesses - Cancer

Breast Cancer and Long Term Disability: What You Need to Know

Cancer Illnesses

Can I get disability for breast cancer?

Yes, if you have breast cancer, you may be able to receive long term disability benefits. Many with breast cancer are granted long term disability benefits either because of the disease itself or the side effects of treatment. Since breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, affecting hundreds of thousands of people per year, insurance companies are familiar with the disease as a basis for a disability insurance claim.

When you’re facing a breast cancer diagnosis, you will want to know your options for applying for long term disability insurance benefits. Whether or not you personally qualify for long term disability because of your breast cancer will depend on the nature and severity of your symptoms. The diagnosis itself is not enough to win a claim. Your symptoms must impact the ability to perform the duties of your job.

Below we’ll discuss what breast cancer symptoms cause disability, how to prove your breast cancer is disabling to your insurance company, and how a long term disability attorney can help with your claim.

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Cancer | Long Term Disability Claim Tips

Cancer Illnesses

Cancer is one of the leading causes of long term disability. Although a frightening diagnosis in any form, the likelihood of getting approved for disability insurance benefits will be contingent on how serious your cancer symptoms are, the disabling side effects of your treatment, your overall prognosis, and how badly these interfere with your ability to work.

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