Tai Prohaska, MPH Manager of Strategic Alliances, Allsup There are two main federal disability benefits that can be a lifeline for individuals diagnosed with cancer: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Both programs are administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), and people...

The following information is from the Social Security Administration's press release, issued on Thursday August 31, 2017. Our hearts go out to all those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. *** Many Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit payments are scheduled for Friday, September 1.  The following...

Often the ways that federal laws, state laws, and employer policies work together are like puzzle pieces fitting together.  Except that everyone’s puzzle is going to look a little different, depending on which laws apply to you, which state you live in, and what benefits...

When someone is faced with a cancer diagnosis and treatment, they often wonder “do I need to go out on disability?”  Unfortunately, they aren’t always sure what that actually means, or that it could mean multiple things. The main confusion comes from not understanding the difference...

Regardless of the type of job you have, if you need to take time off work because of your cancer diagnosis and treatment, you should learn about your employment rights. More people are familiar with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which is the...

Many individuals decide to work through cancer treatment or return to work, while still managing side effects of cancer treatment with medications.  Trying to figure out what has to be disclosed to employers or potential employers is a common concern for individuals.  For more general...