Metastatic Cancer Social Security Disability Claims

March 23,2010
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Metastatic Cancer is the term used to describe any type of cancer that has spread from one part of the body to another, often the lungs, bones or liver. The cancer spreads by breaking away from a tumor and traveling through the blood stream or lymph system. In most cases in which a person diagnosed with cancer and treated is later diagnosed with cancer for a second time, the person is experiencing metastatic cancer. While researchers are experimenting with new methods for fighting the spread of tumors and some forms of metastatic cancer can be cured currently, most cannot, according to the National Cancer Institute.

At Hermann Law Group, PLLC, we have represented many clients with metastatic cancer in claims for Social Security disability benefits and we understand the physical, emotional and financial pain that the disease can cause. If you are unable to work for one year or more due to metastatic cancer and have paid into the Social Security system, we can take one thing off your mind by assisting you in obtaining disability benefits. Contact our firm toll free at 877-773-3030 or visit our website for a consultation at no cost to you.

In any Social Security case, medical evidence must be submitted to support the claim. Yet gathering the evidence is sometimes easier said than done. Our Social Security disability attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience representing disability claimants and we know what evidence is necessary to prove a claim. Utilizing this extensive experience, we will present questions to your doctors that are designed to obtain the information that the judges need to decide a claim in your favor. Unlike some firms, we handle claims from start to finish, gathering the necessary evidence, filing the claim on the client’s behalf and following up with Social Security Administration (SSA) staff to ensure that they have the information they need to decide on the claim.

Unfortunately, the SSA initially denies the majority of claims it reviews, including many with merit. It is important to understand that the initial denial is designed to discourage claimants, and that is what it does for many of the people who are initially turned down. A person whose claim is initially denied may request an administrative hearing before a Social Security judge, however. This is often the best chance at winning a claim.

Unlike so-called “claim representatives,” we are licensed disability attorneys who can represent you in an administrative hearing as well as in an appeal before a federal court, if necessary. We are also skilled litigators: we understand how to present a claim in the most clear and convincing manner.

We are successful in almost 90% of the claims we handle each year, and we can offer you the expertise and support that you need during this stressful, difficult time. We are so confident in our abilities that in Social Security Disability cases, we will not charge you a fee unless we win your case.

Our offices are conveniently located in New York’s Westchester and Dutchess counties as well as in Hackensack, New Jersey and Danbury, Connecticut. Please call or contact us to set up an appointment.