My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer in October and only a couple of weeks ago found out that due to his serving in Vietnam that he was eligible for disability based on the use of agent orange. He had surgery on 2/14 to remove his prostate. He was scheduled to meet with a case worker on 2/13 to file his disability claim but due to a winter storm she canceled the appointment and told him that it wouldn't make a difference in his claim. Is this the case? Will he still be able to qualify even though she will be submitting his claim after his surgery?