I am a 33 yo male diagnosed with an advanced and incurable brain cancer one year ago. I have been out of work for the last year during chemo/radiation and some speech/reading rehab. My deficits are primarily in reading, word-finding, memory, and attention, but they are relatively minor. I am looking toward moving back to my prior state (CA) to work for the health system in which I trained.
1. I am receiving SSDI based on my diagnosis and it is not clear to me how much I can earn before the SSDI will be cancelled, I would not want it to go away if it turns out I could not work long-term. What is the best approach?
2. I will likely lose my current insurance when going back to work. I currently have a state-based insurance. Are there reasonable "in between" option while seeing if work "works out"?
3. As a physician what are my workplace protections? I've been told to avoid the state-medical board as long as my deficits are minor. Thanks for looking over the questions.