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Do all cancers qualify for disability benefits in New Jersey?

If you were just diagnosed with cancer, you're probably still feeling devastated and have a lot of questions about what the future will hold for you. Don't worry, you're not the only one to feel this way. That's because receiving a cancer diagnosis can be life-changing and leaves most people feeling overwhelmed too.

That's because, on top of questions about the treatments you will need to receive, you may have concerns about how you're going to pay for your health care. If your cancer is particularly aggressive, you may start to even wonder about your ability to work and how your income will be affected if you have to stop working for a period of time. This may lead to questions about disability benefits through the Social Security Administration, such as the one we're presenting today:

Do all cancers qualify for disability benefits in New Jersey?

Although a cancer diagnosis can be life-changing, as we said above, it does not automatically qualify someone for disability benefits. That's because a person's condition must meet the SSA definition of a disability and an applicant must have a work history in order to qualify for benefits, which is something are readers can see in more detail on our SSDI process page.

It's worth pointing out, however, that some cancers are considered Compassionate Allowances Conditions, which already meet the SSA definition of a disability and can mean that an application for benefits is fast-tracked through the process.

If you're like a lot of our West Caldwell readers or any of our other readers across New Jersey, then you probably have a lot more questions about disability benefits than the one we outlined today. If you do, feel free to contact us for a free consultation. Our qualified attorneys are here to help get you the benefits you need and deserve.

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