Supplemental security income and social security disability insurance coverage among long-term childhood cancer survivors.

@article{Kirchhoff2015SupplementalSI,
  title={Supplemental security income and social security disability insurance coverage among long-term childhood cancer survivors.},
  author={Anne C Kirchhoff and Helen M Parsons and Karen A. Kuhlthau and Wendy M Leisenring and Karen Donelan and Echo L Warner and Gregory T Armstrong and Leslie L. Robison and Kevin Charles Oeffinger and Elyse R. Park},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  year={2015},
  volume={107 6},
  pages={djv057}
}
Supplemental security income (SSI) and social security disability insurance (DI) are federal programs that provide disability benefits. We report on SSI/DI enrollment in a random sample of adult, long-term survivors of childhood cancer (n = 698) vs a comparison group without cancer (n = 210) from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study who completed a health insurance survey. A total of 13.5% and 10.0% of survivors had ever been enrolled on SSI or DI, respectively, compared with 2.6% and 5.4% of… CONTINUE READING
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