Preserving Income & Federal Benefits

When you or a family member are facing a life threatening, debilitating or chronic illness, the ability to continue working and generating income can be challenging. Consequently, if you have a decrease in the amount of money contributing to the family budget, maintaining balance and meeting your financial obligations quickly becomes impossible.

Maintaining sources of income while you are dealing with a serious illness is critical to your financial well-being. Paying for the out-of-pocket expenses associated with extra medical care needed during times of illness may take a toll on your savings account, and activating the protections you are eligible for may make the difference on your financial future.

This section contains materials to help patients understand the benefits they have available to them, including emergency insurance policies like short-term disability, long-term disability or federal benefits such as Social Security Disability Income and Social Security Insurance.