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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a time when those with this condition could benefit from learning about certain forms of financial assistance that may be available to them. If you have lung cancer, you might qualify for Social Security disability benefits through the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA).

What is Lung Cancer?

As the name implies, lung cancer is a form of cancer that forms in the lungs first. As with other forms of cancer, it may spread from there.

April Is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

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April is esophageal cancer awareness month. Even though esophageal cancer is considered to be a rare cancer it affects almost 4 in every 100,000 people. If you have esophageal cancer and can’t work any longer you can apply for Social Security disability benefits.

The money from disability benefits can help you pay for living expenses like housing, food, and utilities or for medical expenses that aren’t covered by insurance. If you have worked before but can’t work now and you expect that you won’t be able to work for at least a year you can apply for disability benefits.

How Is An FCE Used?

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After you file a claim for disability benefits you may be told that you need to have an FCE or an RFC completed to determine your level of disability. When you file a claim for disability benefits the Social Security Administration uses several different methods of assessing disability to determine whether or not someone is so disabled they can’t work. The FCE, or Functional Capacity Evaluation, is one of the tools commonly used by the SSA.