Leukemia and Social Security Disability

Posted July 10, 2014

Leukemia is often a condition which can qualify a person for Social Security Disability. Actually, Leukemia is a word for a collection of diseases, not one specific disease. Generally speaking, when a disability evaluation is made based upon a claim of Leukemia, the question is always whether it is severe or in sustained remission. Under the List of Compassionate Allowances, Acute Leukemia is recognized as being a condition which should get enhanced attention when evaluating disability claims. There is also a different section of the Social Security Disability regulations, called the Listing of Impairments, which mentions Leukemia specifically.  Under Listing 13.06, Acute Leukemia, a person is normally considered under a disability at least 24 months after the date of diagnosis or relapse, or at least 12 months from the date of bone marrow stem cell transplantation, whichever is later. Thereafter residual impairments will be evaluated. In addition to the above a second category of leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, is considered to be disabling at least 24 months from the date of diagnosis or relapse, or 12 months from the date of bone marrow or stem cell transplantation, whichever is later.

If you would like to discuss your Social Security Disability or SSI claim with us, call us at 1- 800-842-0426 for your free evaluation or visit our website at www.drummonddisability.com.

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