If you have been diagnosed with the life changing malignant melanoma with metastases, it is a medical condition which has been added to the Social Security list for eligibility to receive a compassionate allowance which means you should be eligible automatically to receive social security disability benefits.
In order to process the claims quickly, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has made up a list of at least 200 medical conditions that automatically qualify for this compassionate allowance.
However, this doesn’t mean social security disability payments are automatic once you have informed the SSA that you have malignant melanoma with metastases. The medical conditions that have been listed include a set of criteria which needs to be matched which shows your malignant melanoma with metastases is severe.
What Is the Compassionate Allowance List?
Those medical conditions on the SSA list that may qualify for compassionate allowances are ones that are life changing and can bring about severe disabilities caused by diseases like terminal cancers, debilitating genetic disorders and malignant melanoma with metastases.
This list means anyone who has had the misfortune of being diagnosed with malignant melanoma with metastases will be entitled to access disability benefits payments far faster than usual. The payments commonly start within a month of the social disability benefits claim for malignant melanoma with metastases being filed with the SSA.
Qualifying for Disability with Malignant Melanoma with Metastases
When the claim for malignant melanoma with metastases is assessed, the administrator responsible for the assessment will first have a look and see if the malignant melanoma with metastases condition is on the SSA list of compassionate allowances.
If the medical evidence including any test results is provided with the claim which show that the claimant’s disability matches that found with malignant melanoma with metastases then the disability payments will start as soon as possible.
Liver cancer, late stage leukemia, Alzheimer’s disease and many other serious life threatening medical conditions are on the compassionate allowances list which will usually automatically qualify a victim for fast processing of social security disability benefits.
Before you get approval for your social security disability benefits claim with malignant melanoma with metastases the SSA will ask you to provide relevant medical evidence which proves that your medical condition matches the criteria found under this listing.
To help ensure a claim is approved the medical evidence provided must shows that malignant melanoma with metastases has been diagnosed.
Medical Evidence Needed to Qualify
The evidence you provide must include a copy of a full medical report which shows that the disease disables you so that much that you are unable to take up paid employment. This allows your social security disability claim to be approved under the compassionate allowance for malignant melanoma with metastases.
However you need to provide a diagnosis provided by your physician that shows that you are suffering from malignant melanoma with metastases.
Metastatic melanoma can cause several symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite and vomiting, among others. It can spread to the brain, liver, bones, lymph nodes and abdomen. Evidence to prove you have the disease includes the following:
- results of biopsies of skin lesions;
- blood tests can be also detect an increase in immune response which may show the presence of cancer cells;
- results from CT scans, MRIs and PET scans.
Next Steps to Take
There is a good chance, if you have been diagnosed with malignant melanoma with metastases, you will qualify for social security disability benefits under the SSA compassionate allowances’ list. If you wish to fast track your claim you should seek help from a disability attorney who will ensure you provide all the required evidence that will lead to a quick start to your disability payments.