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Disability Insurance

If individuals diagnosed with a chronic or serious medical condition need to take time off work due to their medical condition, disability insurance can help to replace lost wages. This page contains information about disability insurance options, how to apply, how to appeal a denial of benefits, how disability insurance works with other benefits and legal protections, and other important information.

Quick Guides, Checklists, & Other Materials

These Quick Guides and Checklists will explain the different kinds of disability insurance, when benefits will start, tips for applying and appealing denials of coverage, and things to consider when you are getting disability benefits. These materials present information in a brief, easy-to-digest, printable format to take some of the stress out of this process. 

Animated Videos, Podcast, & Webinars

In terms you can understand, the How to Triage Cancer Podcast dives into disability insurance and key things you need to know. Best part? No subscription required! If you aren't quite sure where to start, we recommend our animated video on “How to Take Time Off and Pay For It” for a brief introduction. And, if you are looking for a more comprehensive explanation of disability insurance, then webinars are for you.

Finances: Disability Insurance

If you're not sure exactly where to start with disability insurance, this Cancer Finances module is for you! This interactive toolkit will walk you through a series of questions to help you find the information that you are looking for and that applies to you.

State Laws

Understanding state laws related to disability insurance is important, because sometimes they provide more protection than federal laws. Our Chart of State Laws will take you through laws related to disability insurance in your state.

For Health Care Professionals

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