Fast Tracking Disabilities for Benefits

by DISABILITY PROFESSIONALS on December 11, 2012

In order to alleviate the burdens of a debilitating condition while awaiting a determination of benefits, the Social Security Administration is expanding a program that fast-tracks disability claims for serious illnesses. Individuals stricken with cancer, early-onset Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's disease whose claims would normally linger on for months or years before a determination, will be seeing benefits sooner.

The program will also relieve some of the workload of the Administration which has been swamped by disability claims since the last recession; disability claims are up by more than 20 percent from 2008.

The Compassionate Allowances program approves many claims for a select group of conditions within a few days. Good news for the sufferers of serious illnesses. The program has been expanded to include a total of 200 diseases and conditions; many of  them are rare; all serious enough that they leave no doubt that people afflicted with them meet the government's definition of being disabled. With proper documentation, the claims are accepted.

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If you or a loved one needs to pursue a disability claim or wishes to discuss claim eligibility, give Disability Professionals a call at 855-201-9569 or email DisabilityProfessionals to set up your appointment today.



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