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Compassionate Allowances for Social Security Disability Insurance

On Behalf of | Aug 15, 2022 | Social Security Disability |

People who are injured or sick might realize that they need to file for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. The process of getting approved for these is typically a long one. You may be denied benefits and have to appeal.

For some, having to wait for approval isn’t possible because their condition is so serious that they’d likely pass away before their case is decided. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a program known as Compassionate Allowances (CAL) that fast tracks certain applicants through the process.

How does Compassionate Allowances work?

Applying for SSDI is done through an automated system, even if you apply in person or on paper. That system is set to flag applications that include conditions that are named in the program. The list of conditions is updated regularly. Because of this, it’s critical that you accurately report all your conditions on the application.

The list of conditions includes may types of cancers and conditions that lead to the deterioration of the brain. Some are genetic conditions. These must be documented clearly by a medical professional, and benefits will usually begin within weeks of the application if all necessary information is provided.

Anyone who’s filing for SSDI should ensure that they’re filling out their application thoroughly. Having legal guidance might be beneficial, especially if they have to file an appeal for the decision on the case. This can help you to get the benefits you need as quickly as possible so you can have the financial help you need.