Skin Malignant Melanoma is a rare type of skin cancer that can be disabling. If you have been diagnosed with Skin Malignant Melanoma you can apply for Social Security disability benefits. Skin Malignant Melanoma is on the Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowance list and automatically qualifies for disability benefits.
What is Skin Malignant Melanoma?
Skin Malignant Melanoma is a rare but lethal type of skin cancer. This type of skin cancer can occur anywhere on the body, but it is most common for it develop on parts of the body that are often exposed to the sun like the back, neck, legs, arms, and face.
People who have deliberately and repeatedly exposed themselves to the sun over a long period of years have a higher risk of developing Skin Malignant Melanoma. It can also occur on areas like the soles of the feet, fingers, and nail beds. This type of cancer can also spread to other parts of the body.
Symptoms of Skin Malignant Melanoma can include:
- Unusual moles, sores, lumps, blemishes, markings, or changes on the skin;
- Sores that do not heal;
- Spread of pigment from the border of a spot into surrounding skin;
- Redness or a new swelling beyond the border of a mole;
- Changes in sensation on the skin, such as itchiness, tenderness, or pain; and
- Changes in the surface of the mole/skin such as itchiness or painful sensations, bleeding, scabs, crusty, inflammation, thickening of the skin, firm/raised center of a mole or spot on the skin, scaliness, oozing, bleeding, or the appearance of a lump or bump.
Because this type of cancer can be terminal and can spread throughout the body quickly it’s on the Compassionate Allowance list. Anyone who has a condition that is on the Compassionate Allowance can quickly be approved for disability benefits and start to receive money in just weeks.
What Is A Compassionate Allowance?
The Social Security Administration created the Compassionate Allowance list because they know that some conditions are so serious that the people who have them need help fast. There are many conditions on the Compassionate Allowance list including over a dozen types of cancer.
In general, any cancer that is terminal, has spread from the original site, or has come back after being treated is on the Compassionate Allowance list.
When someone applies for disability benefits because they have a condition on the Compassionate Allowance list they only need a letter of diagnosis and minimal medical evidence to get an automatic approval of their application. The SSA’s computer system flags all applications that list conditions on the Compassionate Allowance list and processes those applications first so that people can start receiving benefits fast.
Because Skin Malignant Melanoma can be lethal and often spread to other parts of the body it qualifies for the Compassionate Allowance list.
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