The Compassionate Allowance Program
As there is such a huge backlog of applications for SSD benefits, processing them can take months or years. Partially due to the long waiting period, many applicants may have their claims denied which then would require moving forward with the appeals process.
To address this issue, the SSA (Social Security Administration) created the Compassionate Allowance Program. This program identifies particular medical conditions that are severe enough to warrant an expediting of the SSD benefits application. To learn in more detail about the SSA's Compassionate Allowances, visit their website.
How Our Firm Can Assist You
The Compassionate Allowance Program was created in 2008 and provided an expedition of processing for 165 qualifying medical conditions. The list of medical conditions was expanded in 2010 and 2012 (it originally began with 50 conditions). The medical conditions listed are those that have been deemed very severe and warrant a speeding up of the application process that may reduce the length of time to a matter of weeks.
The medical conditions listed cover many conditions such as:
- Acute leukemia
- Various types of cancer
- Aortic Atresia
- Child lymphoma
- Leigh's disease
- Perry syndrome
- Tricuspid Atresia
- Many others
A practiced Social Security Disability attorney in Sacramento from our firm can let you know if your medical condition qualifies for the Compassionate Allowance Program and also represent you in your initial filing. The SSA denies over 60% of all applications for SSD benefits, so having representation can give you better peace of mind. With 20+ years of experience in this area, we know how to get results.
We have helped thousands to secure benefits. By having us represent you from your initial filing, you may be able to avoid common issues that can cause long delays or disapprovals. Call (888) 421-8705!