Do you qualify for PIP if you have cancer?

Do you qualify for PIP if you have cancer?

PIP has replaced an older benefit called Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for adults. If you have not reached State Pension age and are making a new claim, you must apply for PIP. Find out more about the benefits and financial support available for people living with cancer.

Can a company fire you for getting cancer?

For instance, this means an employer cannot discriminate against you because your spouse or child has cancer. Still, the ADA does not completely protect your job just because you have a disability and are qualified for the job.

What happens if you lose your job due to cancer?

Job loss is stressful no matter the circumstances. More recently, millions of people have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. To make matters more difficult, job loss in the United States can often mean a loss of health insurance.

Can a family with cancer pay their mortgage on time?

The extra costs of cancer treatment or a major loss of family income may make it hard for families to pay their mortgage or rent on time. To keep a good credit rating and stay in your home, talk with your creditor or landlord about your situation and try to make special arrangements.

How can I get paid for time spent caring for someone with cancer?

A few people are able to get paid for time spent caregiving. Some states have Cash and Counseling Programs that can directly pay some caregivers. You can find out if your state has a program by contacting your local Medicaid office, social services, or health department.

Why does cancer treatment cost so much money?

Cancer costs can increase for many reasons such as: Cancer treatment also can cause family members to lose time at work and, in some cases, all or part of their salary (see Working During and After Cancer Treatment). Most families find it hard to turn to others or to public agencies and outside groups for financial help.