Learn how to apply for social security disability benefits if you are suffering from desmoid tumors.
(The following information was compiled by a DTRF volunteer. Please check with the Social Security Administration (SSA) to make sure you have the most accurate and current information.)
If you have been diagnosed with a desmoid tumor, the last thing on your mind should be worrying about finances. Fortunately, there could be help available. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers disability benefits for people who are ill and no longer able to work. There are two disability programs: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), while SSI is based on need and SSDI is based on employment contributions by yourself and your employer. If your desmoid tumor treatments or complications will keep you from working for 12 months or more, you could be eligible.