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Legal Resources

As part of VNA and Legal Aid of Nebraska’s ongoing partnership, we have created a set of video resources to assist breast cancer patients and other clients in navigating legal issues that may arise with their diagnosis.

We are grateful to the Bellevue Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Eagles for generously providing funding for this project.

What is Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)?

The video will cover the following common questions people have about SSI/SSDI when undergoing treatment:

  • What is the difference between SSI and SSDI?
  • How is disability determined?
  • What are reasons individuals with cancer are denied disability?
  • Can I work and still apply for/get social security disability?

What is a power of attorney and healthcare power of attorney?

This video will cover the following common questions people have about their Power of Attorney when undergoing treatment:

  • What is the difference between a Healthcare power of attorney (HPOA) and a Durable power of attorney (DPOA)?
  • What is the difference between a healthcare power of attorney (HPOA) and a living will?
  • Why should someone have both a Healthcare power of attorney (HPOA) and a durable power of attorney (DPOA)?
  • Does signing a HPOA take away my right to make my own medical decisions?

What are my employee benefits and employee rights when undergoing treatment?

This video will cover the following common questions people have about their employment status when undergoing treatment:

  • What is Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and who qualifies for it?
  • Can my employer make me use vacation and sick time at the same time I am on FMLA?
  • What happens if I cannot return to work after my 12 weeks have expired?
  • How does the American with Disabilities Act apply if I am still limited but want to return to work?

Legal Resource Overview

All of the video resources VNA and Legal Aid of Nebraska created are helpful, not only for breast cancer patients, but for others going through different types of treatment. This overview video covers all of the sections outlined above.

Questions?

For more information, visit Legal Aid of Nebraska.

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