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Glad to be done
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Joined: Jul 2012

I have seen that some of you collect social security while you are going through chemo. Does everyone get to do that? I never knew that. I guess now that my treatments are over it would be good to know if god forbid I have a recurrence.

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2timothy1 7
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Joined: Jan 2012

I havent worked since my surgery in dec. With chemo schedule and 4 separate abscesses that occurredthathad to be packed daily, I couldn't juggle it. I have no benefits. After a few months off icontacted SS. It took about 5-6 weeks after a phone interview to get SS. You apparently have to be unable to work for 5 months first before being eligible. There was no hassle or lawyers involved.
I do plan on going to work again this month. SS said they would still pay me each month for 9 months just in case the cancer reoccurred. After that it would be taken away if you make over $1010 per month. Then if you have reoccurrence and can't work again just call them and they said they would have a check for you the next month. Here is a number if you need to talk to them:1800-325-0778, 7am-7pm, m-Friday.

May you never have a reoccurrence or a need to call them but you have the info just in case.

AnneBehymer's picture
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Joined: Jul 2011

stage three and four are always accepted is what I heard so I tried and got it first try. So it is always worth a try all they can say is no.

Love, Hugs, and Prayers

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Glad to be done
Posts: 569
Joined: Jul 2012

I go back to work in September when school starts. Hopefully with fingers crossed I will not need to look into this because it came back but it is good to know.

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