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Lung Cancer

     Lung cancer qualifies for Social Security disability benefits if it meets one of the following criteria:

  • Unresectable or with incomplete excision, or
     
  • Recurrence or metastases after resection, or
     
  • Oat cell (small cell) carcinoma, or
     
  • Squamous cell carcinoma, with metastases beyond the hilar lymph nodes, or
     
  • For other histologic types of carcinoma, including undifferentiated and mixed-cell types (but excluding oat cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma), with metastases to the hilar lymph nodes

 

Click here to return to the Introduction about how SSA evaluates cancer in order to determine eligibility for Social Security disability benefits.

 

 

 


 
 

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