How Long Do Benefits Last?

If you qualify for SSDI, your benefits will continue until you can return to work on a regular basis. There are also work incentives that provide continued healthcare coverage and benefits to help make the transition back to work a little easier.

Compassionate Allowance Conditions

If your lung cancer diagnosis is serious enough to qualify for SSDI, you may have the option to have your application processed more quickly under the Compassionate Allowance Program. This initiative helps reduce wait times for those with the most serious disabilities so your benefits can begin as soon as possible.

To qualify for this program, you must meet one or more of these requirements:

The cancer has spread beyond its area of origin.
The cancer is inoperable (not able to be removed via surgery).
The cancer is recurrent (returns) despite treatment.