You should definitely apply for Social Security Disability Benefits if you have a terminal illness and you should do so right away. I know when your faced with being diagnosed with a terminal illness you have a lot on your mind, your family has a lot on their mind, there’s a lot to worry about. And adding one more thing to do is difficult. But, it’s really important to file the application, because if you file the application and you tell Social Security Disability at the time you file the application, that you have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, your case will be put on a fast track and will be evaluated more quickly. And this will be helpful to you, and any of your dependents that might be entitled to disability benefits based on your work record and a quick resolution to your Social Security problem could help you financially and that would be a big relief in that area.