Gov’t Funding for cancer patients?

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Since my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, she has been unable to work (01/06/2008). It was right before her diagnosis has been established and collecting unemployment. But with chemotherapy, they did not have the energy to look for work, so we get those checks angehalten.Für past two weeks, she found a job in the mortgage lending industry (loan underwriter) and came home crying. She was so stressed and could not work. She was so tired and had trouble thinking. Then she gave her notice and they told him to just take yourself just to sorgen.Ihr oncologist, she would have a difficult time, and is happy to hear that does not work. I wonder if they can collect social security or disability. Her oncologist said that the government not as a battle against cancer, a claim that honor. Is this true and how social security? If her oncologist fill the forms?

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    Norma
    May 16, 2011 at 5:35 am

    Sorry. What are you doing to help?

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    april
    May 16, 2011 at 6:33 am

    In all honesty Dave, I’m not sure about breast cancer. I know certain types of cancer are covered, like lou gehrigs, brain tumors. I applied online and it took me hours, literally. With cancer, there’s no waiting period to be approved, although it will still be a 6 month waiting period before the first check rolls in. I was approved in about 2 weeks and will get my first check in march. Go to the website and look for the list of compassionate allowances. Good luck to her.

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    midnightmoon
    May 16, 2011 at 6:56 am

    You should have a social worker available to you through your hospital or treatment center. They can help you sort this stuff out. She wont qualify for disability payments unless the docs can say they expect her to be disabled from her treatment for over a year. You dont qualify for medicare until you have been legally disabled for 2 years. You dont qual for medicaid unless you stay below their income requirements. SSI is a possibility. Basically, you need to just sit down with a social worker or someone from legal aid to see what options you do have.

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    Imaginary "Change".
    May 16, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Tell her to try for a claim concerning the mental anguish about fighting cancer. Mental disabilities are easier to qualify for, from what I have heard.

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    david c
    May 16, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Hi Dave
    really sorry i no how it works over in the uk
    but have no idea were you are
    you could try the American Cancer Society http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp
    they should be able to advise you
    best wishes

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    ssmc221
    May 16, 2011 at 8:33 am

    I would contact the American Cancer Society and ask them if there are programs available. They are very helpful……………Good Luck!

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