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Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability

Is anyone out there with Smoldering Multiple Myeloma on Social Security Disability? If yes, what qualifies you? The diagnosis itself or symptoms? I am retiring in 4 months at 53 years old with Intermediate Risk Smoldering Myeloma. My prognosis is 3-5 years until active myeloma, therefore I want to remodel a fixer upper single level home that I just purchased and travel before beginning treatment.

posted December 1, 2022
A MyMyelomaTeam Member

I qualified for a disability grant because the company doctor deemed me permanently and medically unfit to work. But as i turned sixty, which is pension age my grant was stopped. Now i have to apply for my pension grant.😐

posted December 17, 2022
A MyMyelomaTeam Member

The facts- MM is listed on the SSDI as a qualifier for total disability in every state. In fact you don't even need to have a work history to obtain the disability which includes Medicare after two years.

posted December 4, 2022
A MyMyelomaTeam Member

Depends on what state you live in. I am in Virginia and did not get an automatic approval with a diagnosis of MM not achieving remission. I had to go through 3 appeals and do an appearance before a Law Judge before being approved. And then at that point I think what got it for me was the fact I have to deal with neuropathy in my fingers, legs and feet. I have read that some states its quite easy to get approved, but it wasn't here.

posted December 3, 2022
A MyMyelomaTeam Member

I was diagnosed with stage 4 MM with multiple fractured vertebrae. I also have severe kyphosis from the fractures and a 5# lifting capacity. I had to hire an attorney to fight for SSD. Good luck with your submission and your new home.

posted December 3, 2022
A MyMyelomaTeam Member

I think MM is automatic for social security

posted December 3, 2022

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