June 4, 2024

Registration Opens For Free Event On Navigating Cancer & Employment, Allsup Explains

Cancer and Careers' 14th Annual National Conference on Work & Cancer set for Friday, June 21, 2024, providing resources and education to patients, survivors and caregivers

Belleville, Illinois — June 4, 2024 —Allsup, a leading provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation, return to work and veterans disability appeals services, is excited to sponsor Cancer and Careers' 14th annual National Conference on Work & Cancer , scheduled for Friday, June 21, 2024. This free virtual event brings together cancer patients, survivors, healthcare professionals, employers and advocates to discuss the many complex challenges that individuals face navigating work after a cancer diagnosis.

“Cancer and Careers embodies a true dedication to supporting individuals impacted by cancer, whether they are managing their careers during or following their diagnosis,” said T.J. Geist, Principal Advocate at Allsup. “Our enduring collaboration with Cancer and Careers has helped us to better guide many cancer patients and survivors in navigating the intricacies of securing SSDI benefits, along with subsequent assistance for rejoining the workforce through Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program.”

With 40 years of expertise, Allsup has effectively helped more than 400,000 individuals who have disabilities or severe health issues, such as cancer, to secure SSDI benefits when their conditions restrict their ability to work. The SSDI experts at Allsup are known for leading clients through the SSDI claims process, which is often prolonged and may require multiple appeals with the Social Security Administration.

“As claimants get through a lengthy waiting period for approval—often spanning several months or longer—they can take advantage of Disability Financial Solutions®, an exclusive Allsup service designed to relieve financial concerns for SSDI claimants. DFS helps with concerns such as daily living expenses, credit card bills and healthcare needs,” Geist explained.

After receiving SSDI approval, beneficiaries considering a return to the workforce can benefit from the assistance offered by Allsup Employment Services (AES), a subsidiary of Allsup and a Social Security-authorized Employment Network. AES assigns a dedicated case manager to beneficiaries and offers free support and resources through the Ticket to Work Program.

This year’s conference will delve into a variety of topics critical to the cancer community, including balancing treatment and work, disclosure decisions, managing side effects in the workplace, and effective communication strategies. The conference is designed to equip attendees with the knowledge and resources needed to manage their careers through the cancer journey successfully.

In recognition of the digital divide, the event will also spotlight the Technology Assistance Program (TAP), aimed at providing laptops to participants who might otherwise be unable to attend due to lack of access to reliable technology.

Sessions will feature real-time closed captioning to ensure accessibility for all attendees, and continuing education credits will be available for nurses, social workers and HR professionals. For more information or to register for the virtual event, visit CancerAndCareers.org.


Cancer and Careers is a global organization, with non-profit status in the U.S., that solely focuses on the intersection of health and employment. Founded in 2001, Cancer and Careers is committed to eliminating fear and uncertainty for working people with cancer through direct support and education, while also amplifying their voices through research and advocacy. The organization’s programs, services and trainings help individuals get back to work and companies build ecosystems of support to retain and attract best-in-class talent.


Allsup and its subsidiaries provide nationwide Social Security disability, veterans disability appeal, disability financial solutions, return to work, and healthcare benefits services for individuals, their employers and insurance carriers. Allsup professionals deliver specialized services supporting people with disabilities and seniors so they may lead lives that are as financially secure and as healthy as possible. Founded in 1984, the company is based in Belleville, Illinois, near St. Louis. Learn more at AllsupLLC.com and @Allsup or download a free PDF of Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance: Getting It Right The First Time.