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What are compassionate allowances?

| Dec 6, 2018 | Social Security Disability

If you need to apply for Social Security Disability in California, you may want to check into compassionate allowances. According to the Social Security Administration, compassionate allowances are a quick way to identify qualifying medical conditions. If your disability obviously qualifies, you may fall under the compassionate allowances program.

To get SSDI, you have to have a qualifying medical condition. It can take some time to go through the application process because the SSA must verify your condition meets the requirements to qualify for SSDI. However, with compassionate allowances, if you have certain conditions, there is no need to run them through the qualification process, so your application may get approval much quicker.

The conditions listed under this program are typically the most severe disabilities. They may include some cancers and brain disorders. They are available for both adults and children. The SSA creates the list by working with health officials. However, anyone can suggest a condition to add to the program.

It is important to keep in mind that adding a condition to the compassionate allowances program requires careful consideration. The SSA uses the same process to evaluate them as it does for every other condition.

If you submit an application, the SSA screens it for compassionate allowances. If the system indicates you have a qualifying condition under the program, your application moves along without needing the process of ensuring you have a qualifying condition. If everything is in order otherwise, you can get an approval quickly. This information is for education. It is not legal advice.

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