Do I automatically get Social Security benefits if I have cancer?

If you have a cancer diagnosis, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers financial assistance in the form of Social Security Disability benefits. However, a cancer diagnosis does not automatically make you eligible for SSA benefits. You have to apply.

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