A lung cancer diagnosis can be physically, emotionally, and financially disabling, and many lung cancer patients need financial assistance to help them stay afloat financially. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federally run benefit program earned by people who have worked and paid Social Security taxes on their earnings.1 Depending on the type and severity of your lung cancer, you may qualify for SSDI benefits.

If you have any type of lung cancer, you must meet the definition of disability under the Social Security Act.