Social Security and Supplemental Security Income for Individuals Diagnosed with Cancer
Social Security Disability
In order to receive Social Security benefits, their definition of disability must be met. If you are denied Social Security, appeal your case- you can still get approved. Major illnesses like cancer sometimes take less time for approval. Accelerated disability application processing is available for applicants with a diagnosis included on the Compassionate Allowances list – www.socialsecurity.gov/compassionateallowances . Additionally, income does not affect qualification for Social Security Disability Income, and benefits are available for eligible dependent children of parents receiving SSDI. Also, after 24 months of benefits, eligibility for Medicare begins.
Supplemental Security Income
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) pays a monthly income to disabled individuals and families including disabled individuals. Particular cancer diagnoses are considered disabled by the Social Security Administration office. SSI requires an income and assets below a certain level in addition to a disability causing an inability to work. SSI also has sped up application processing available for applicants with a diagnosis included on the Compassionate Allowances list – www.socialsecurity.gov/compassionateallowances . Additionally, particular disabled children diagnosed with cancer qualify for SSI.
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