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Can You Claim Disability For Paraneoplastic Syndrome?

Each and every year, the Social Security Administration encounters almost two million assertions just for the Social Security benefits alone. However, due to some reasons, they do not get qualified for the claim and unfortunately gets rejected.

A statistical study was conducted to determine the reason for this denial, surprisingly, the reports showed that social security administration refused almost 70 percent of the claims they receive every year. The patients have to undergo a daunting procedure to claim their Social Security Disability benefits. This process is perhaps the most overwhelming and lengthy consuming their lifetime.

Can You Claim Disability For Paraneoplastic Syndrome?

But, often a question arises, if the persons have the ability to run behind the process and get the disability claims it is fine, nevertheless, what happens if the condition is much critical that a disabled individual is unable to wait years or even just a few months before receiving their first Social Security Disability payment? In such circumstances, you shall go for a compassionate allowance. This will indeed help you manage your situation much better.1

Can You Claim Disability For Paraneoplastic Syndrome?

Paraneoplastic syndrome is a serious condition and it does have a severe impact affecting the individual’s lifestyle and his ability to work. Since this is a grave disease, individuals suffering from this syndrome can easily qualify for disability claim under the compassionate allowance plans.

However, when you are applying to avail this claim, it is often necessary to provide sufficient medical proofs consisting of your clinical reports, medical history and a prescription from your health care provider. This evidence can make your process much easier.

In some paraneoplastic syndrome cases, you may be denied for your compassionate allowance by the social security administration. During those instances, you can seek the help of a disability advocate or attorney and get your social security benefits. In recent ages, social security is looking at ways to make the process easier for applicants. As a result, the number of questions in the applications was reduced and conditions are clearly explained.4

Social Security – An Overview

Social Security Disability Insurance referred to as SSDI is one of the largest among the several Federal Programs that provides assistance to the people with disability. It provides some good benefits for the people who can’t work because they have medical conditions that restrict them from working which can last from a year or until their death.

It is a payroll tax-funded federal insurance program of the United States. You will be eligible for the adult disability benefits if you are 18 and above and cannot continue with your profession due to medical condition & not receiving any benefits on your Social Security Insurance. If you have been diagnosed with paraneoplastic syndrome, then you can get your claims at the earliest. This article will deal with, how you can enhance your chances of getting sanctioned for Social security insurance under the Compassionate allowance2.

What Is Paraneoplastic Syndrome?

Paraneoplastic Syndromes are rare disorders that occur as a result of cancer in the body. It is often initiated by an altered immune system response to the neoplasm. This syndrome has the potential to cause damages to other parts of the body such as hormones, skin, blood, and joints.

When cancer-fighting agents attack the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system, it results in paraneoplastic syndrome. Patients suffering from this condition have difficulties in walking, maintaining balance, muscle tone and coordination, difficulties in swallowing and many more.3

The treatment of paraneoplastic syndrome depends on the type you have. Basically, the neurological paraneoplastic syndromes are treated using surgical methods followed by chemotherapy or radiation therapy.


If you want to learn more about social security and compassionate allowances, there are many online manuals that contain in-depth information on all these aspects. Check those and determine whether you can qualify for them.


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Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:August 3, 2022

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