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

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Kirchhoff, AC; Parsons, HM; Kuhlthau, KA; Leisenring, W; Donelan, K; Warner, EL; Armstrong, GT; Robison, LL; Oeffinger, KC; Park, ER
Published in: J Natl Cancer Inst
June 2015

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 the comparison group. Cranial radiation doses of 25 Gy or more were associated with a higher risk of current SSI (relative risk [RR] = 3.93, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 2.05 to 7.56) and DI (RR = 3.65, 95% CI = 1.65 to 8.06) enrollment. Survivors with severe/life-threatening conditions were more often enrolled on SSI (RR = 3.77, 95% CI = 2.04 to 6.96) and DI (RR = 2.73, 95% CI = 1.45 to 5.14) compared with those with mild/moderate or no health conditions. Further research is needed on disability-related financial challenges after childhood cancer.

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J Natl Cancer Inst

DOI

EISSN

1460-2105

Publication Date

June 2015

Volume

107

Issue

6

Start / End Page

djv057

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Survivors
  • Social Security
  • Risk
  • Oncology & Carcinogenesis
  • Neoplasms
  • Male
  • Insurance, Disability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Income
 

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Kirchhoff, A. C., Parsons, H. M., Kuhlthau, K. A., Leisenring, W., Donelan, K., Warner, E. L., … Park, E. R. (2015). Supplemental security income and social security disability insurance coverage among long-term childhood cancer survivors. J Natl Cancer Inst, 107(6), djv057. https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/djv057
Kirchhoff, Anne C., Helen M. Parsons, Karen A. Kuhlthau, Wendy Leisenring, Karen Donelan, Echo L. Warner, Gregory T. Armstrong, Leslie L. Robison, Kevin C. Oeffinger, and Elyse R. Park. “Supplemental security income and social security disability insurance coverage among long-term childhood cancer survivors.J Natl Cancer Inst 107, no. 6 (June 2015): djv057. https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/djv057.
Kirchhoff AC, Parsons HM, Kuhlthau KA, Leisenring W, Donelan K, Warner EL, et al. Supplemental security income and social security disability insurance coverage among long-term childhood cancer survivors. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015 Jun;107(6):djv057.
Kirchhoff, Anne C., et al. “Supplemental security income and social security disability insurance coverage among long-term childhood cancer survivors.J Natl Cancer Inst, vol. 107, no. 6, June 2015, p. djv057. Pubmed, doi:10.1093/jnci/djv057.
Kirchhoff AC, Parsons HM, Kuhlthau KA, Leisenring W, Donelan K, Warner EL, Armstrong GT, Robison LL, Oeffinger KC, Park ER. Supplemental security income and social security disability insurance coverage among long-term childhood cancer survivors. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2015 Jun;107(6):djv057.
Journal cover image

Published In

J Natl Cancer Inst

DOI

EISSN

1460-2105

Publication Date

June 2015

Volume

107

Issue

6

Start / End Page

djv057

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • United States
  • Survivors
  • Social Security
  • Risk
  • Oncology & Carcinogenesis
  • Neoplasms
  • Male
  • Insurance, Disability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Income