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Ewings Sarcoma and SSA Disability Benefits

Ewings sarcoma is a cancer which generally affects bones and soft tissue. Most often found in the femur, humerous or tibia, it can also affect other tissues and muscles, metastasizing into the lungs, kidneys and heart.
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The cause of Ewings Sarcoma is not known, although scientists have identified changes to a cell’s DNA which indicate a high chance of the condition developing. This condition is not inherited and is very rare. In fact, currently Ewing Sarcoma occurs in less than three per one million people under the age of 20, and most cases occur in children who are between ages 5 and 25. Boys are more frequently diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma and have a lower rate of survival than women. Additionally, the occurrence of this condition is 10 times more likely to occur in whites than in blacks.

Symptoms of Ewings Sarcoma

Claimants who have Ewings Sarcoma may experience a variety of symptoms including:

The severity of the condition must be fully documented in your medical records. If you are applying for SSDI these symptoms should provide evidence of the limitations you have to work. If you are applying for your child the symptoms will provide evidence about the severity of your child’s condition.

Winning SSDI or SSI for Ewings Sarcoma

The Social Security Administration has two methods for determining disability for a health condition. Claimants can either prove their condition “meets or exceeds” a condition on the SSA listing of impairments or they can prove that they do not have the residual functional capacity to work through a medical vocational allowance.

Because this condition is most frequently found in children, a child can win SSI if they are able to prove their condition is “marked and severe” and their family meets the income and resource limitations for the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. Children will not qualify for SSDI because they have not worked, paid taxes or earned sufficient work credits to qualify for SSDI benefits.

Compassionate Allowance Listing for Ewings Sarcoma

The primary way to win SSDI or SSI is through a Compassionate allowance. The Compassionate Allowance program was created to expedite the disability process for SSI and SSDI applicants who have a severe mental or physical health condition that obviously meets the SSA disability standards.

Ewings Sarcoma is on this list which means that if you have a diagnosis for this condition you should be able to immediately win SSDI or SSI benefits and your application can be expedited, assuming you meet the nonmedical requirements for SSDI or SSI.

Can I win SSDI or SSI the first time I apply?

Winning benefits for Ewings Sarcoma will not be as simple as having a diagnosis. Whether you are an adult or child and you are applying for SSDI or SSI the Social Security Administration has outlined specific nonmedical requirements for each program. If you do not have enough work credits for SSDI or if your income and resource level is too high for SSI, you will not be approved for disability benefits, regardless of the severity of your health condition.
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