Cancer and Disability Benefits

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you could qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

To qualify for disability benefits when you have cancer, as with all medical conditions, you must meet certain work history and medical history criteria to be eligible. Learn more about the SSDI work history and medical history requirements.

If you cancer is terminal, it is important for you to know that you can have your SSDI application expedited under the terminal illness program (TERI) because Social Security has an obligation to provide benefits quickly to applicants whose medical conditions are so serious that their conditions obviously meet disability standards.

If your cancer is metastatic, Stage IV, recurrent following therapy, or inoperable, you qualify for the TERI program. Also, if you have cancer of the esophagus, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, brain, small cell cancer, oat cell lung cancer, or Mesothelioma, you can also qualify for the TERI program.

Your disability case examiner must consult with a medical consultant before making a TERI determination, as with any regular disability case.

At Giles Disability Law, we will work with you to file your disability claim for cancer. We will work with your doctors to build the evidence that Social Security requires.

We have nearly 20 years of work experience in the Utah Social Security system, qualifying us with an in-depth knowledge to handle your case. Contact us for qualified, experienced Social Security Disability representation.