When an individual becomes seriously injured or ill and is no longer able
to work, they may be able to apply for
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. These benefits provide disabled persons with invaluable financial
assistance for basic expenses and necessities. Unfortunately, the
Social Security Administration (SSA) has become considerably backlogged with applications for SSDI benefits,
making the approval process a lengthy endeavor that can take months if
not years without the assistance of a skilled SSDI attorney. For many
individuals with debilitating conditions who rely on these benefits to
stay afloat, a delay of this magnitude is simply not an option.
To accommodate for these types of situations, the SSA created the
Compassionate Allowance Program. Also commonly referred to as the CAL program, the Compassionate Allowance
Program established a list of more than 100 different diseases and medical
conditions that are considered “obviously debilitating” based
on minimal objective medical information. In other words, individuals
with qualifying conditions listed in the CAL program can be identified
by the SSA as being undeniably qualified for benefits, therefore allowing
them to have their application expedited.
The CAL program lists a wide range of different illnesses and medical conditions,
- Multiple forms of cancer
- Batten disease
- Canavan disease
- Multiple forms of dementia
- Muscular dystrophy
Since the list of approved diseases is constantly being updated with new
conditions, it is important not to assume that a specific condition will
not be approved just because it is not currently listed. It is not uncommon
for certain debilitating diseases to be added during or after a person’s
SSDI application review.
If you suffer from a disease or medical condition you believe should qualify
you for an expedited SSDI application under the CAL program, it is vital
you get in touch with a highly-trained Sacramento SSDI attorney from Disability
Action Advocates. Having helped countless disabled individuals receive
their entitled benefits over more than 20 years of legal practice, we
can handle your filing with ease and handle any disputes that may arise
on your behalf.
Call us today at (888) 421-8705 or
contact us online to get started.