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Social Security Representation For People With Mesothelioma

A mesothelioma diagnosis marks a turning point. Everything must change. The focus turns to fighting the disease and preserving a quality of life. For many, this is the time they first investigate obtaining Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

While the process for obtaining SSDI and SSI benefits is typically long, the Social Security Administration has recognized a need for an expedited process for individuals faced with certain conditions. Known as compassionate allowances, this list of 88 conditions enables individuals to fast-track the Social Security benefits process. Individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma will automatically qualify for benefits.

Going beyond compassionate allowances

For Social Security Disability Attorneys who have helped their clients with mesothelioma get enrolled to receive SSDI and SSI should not consider their work completed. Their work was a vital beginning, but their clients and their families face many additional challenges and they may not be fully prepared yet.

They should also consider helping these clients obtain additional compensation. Mesothelioma is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos. These individuals may be able to recover compensation for that exposure. These clients should also be encouraged to consult with an attorney whose focus is handling asbestos-related injury claims.

Asbestos injury claims also get special treatment. There is a special court to hear these claims in a timely fashion. It is advantageous to send a client to an attorney who focuses in this area of law because they will have a solid understanding of asbestos exposure and likely sites. Depending on where the exposure occurred, they may even have critical evidence.

Maximizing their recovery enables to clients to make the most of the time they have with their families. It is a great comfort to know their families will be provided for. Getting Social Security benefits is the first step. Getting the client to additional resources is the second.

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