How Social Security and Sharsheret Help Women With CancerReading Time: 1 Minute
Last Updated: June 21, 2022
A cancer diagnosis can be scary and life changing. It often comes with decisions, uncertainties, and a lot of new information that can be confusing. Sharsheret helps women and families living with or at increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer. Through personalized support and educational outreach, our programs are designed to support you through your cancer journey.
Often, the financial burden that comes with a cancer diagnosis is significant. Taking control of your economic security during and after a health crisis is a vital part of a woman’s cancer journey. Sharsheret’s Financial Wellness Toolkit provides information on all aspects of planning your future.
Sharsheret also offers the Best Face Forward 2.0 subsidies program which provides eligible individuals with services and financial help for non-medical services. These services include:
- Wigs (cranial hair prostheses).
- Cold caps (scalp cooling treatments).
- Tattooing (three-dimensional micropigmentation of the nipple and areola).
- Tattooing of the eyebrows (microblading).
- Holistic services, such as meditation and yoga, are also included.
If cancer interferes with working, Social Security offers programs that may help. Disability claims involving certain cancers – including specific breast and ovarian cancers – qualify for expedited processing by Social Security under its Compassionate Allowances initiative. Please visit the Disability Benefits page to learn more about the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs.
Sharsheret can help guide women through this journey. Please share this information with your friends and family.
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