More Disability Compassionate Allowances Approved by Social Security

by DISABILITY PROFESSIONALS on March 8, 2013

PaperworkThe Social Security Administration has expanded the Compassionate Allowances Program, adding 35 more conditions, bringing the total number to 200.

Faster Approval of Claims

The Compassionate Allowances (CAL) helps disabled persons to qualify for benefits within days as opposed to months or longer, depending on the nature and severity of the disability. If you qualify for the Compassionate Allowances program, your claim can bypass the detailed investigative process that most claims must go through.

When the CAL program began, only 50 ailments qualified for the faster approval process. Over the years, the list has been updated to add more allowances as more information regarding the severity and permanence of the conditions has become known. Medical professionals, scientists, disability beneficiaries and research from the National Institutes of Health all have an impact as to what conditions are added.

The new conditions added with this update include Roberts Syndrome, Dravet Syndrome, aplastic anemia, adult non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and other serious cancers and neurological conditions. You can read the entire list of Compassionate Allowances for Social Security Disability here.

Getting Legal Help

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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