Social Security Administration assistance for prostate cancer How to Obtain Social Security Benefits for Prostate Cancer Treatment Medical conditions are always costly, and prostate cancer certainly is no exception. We are delighted to have a guest post today from Mr. Ram Meyyappan of Social Security Disability Help. You can find additional information at Please note that the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project does not provide guidance related to social security benefits nor do we endorse this organization. However, we do believe this is useful information as prostate cancer survivors begin to explore the possibility of obtaining SSA financial support. Mr. Meyyappan’s guest blog post follows: Prostate Cancer and Social Security Disability Benefits One of the main functions of the Social Security Administration (SSA) is to provide financial assistance to individuals who are expected to be out of work for a year or longer due to a disability. Prostate Cancer oftentimes prevents individuals from working for a year or longer. SSDI and SSI When you apply for disability benefits from the SSA, there are two programs that you may qualify for including SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance). -In order to qualify for SSDI, you must have earned enough work credits. For most people, […] read more