Caring, Professional
Legal Services

What are compassionate allowances for Social Security disability?

It is important for disabled individuals who are facing the long disability application process to know that there are options that may make it possible to expedite the Social Security disability application process. For instance, certain medical conditions are considered so severe that they immediately qualify sufferers for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits.

These medical conditions are included on the Social Security Administration's compassionate allowances list of disabling medical conditions. The compassionate allowances list provides a resource to swiftly identify diseases and other medical conditions that meet the Social Security Administration's definition of disability. The list includes brain disorders impacting adults, certain cancers, and rare disorders affecting children.

Once an application for Social Security disability benefits has been made based on a disability caused by a disease or medical condition on the compassionate allowances list, the application for disability benefits will receive expedited processing. The process can reduce the amount of time disabled individuals, who oftentimes are suffering from the most severe disabilities, wait to receive SSD benefits. Diseases and medical conditions on the compassionate allowances list are considered to clearly meet the Social Security Administration's statutory definition of disability.

The process of applying for, and eventually receiving Social Security disability benefits, is well known to be long and cumbersome, and many applications for benefits are initially denied. Because of this, it is helpful for disabled individuals who are seeking benefits to be aware of the compassionate allowances list, what it is, and how it may be able to help them receive the benefits they badly need in a more timely fashion.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us for a response
We're Conveniently Located Just Minutes Away From The Courthouse
Contact Smith Jadin Johnson »

How Can We Help You? 

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Location:

Judkins Law Firm
1143 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Suite 202
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Phone: 865-685-5967
Fax: 865-482-3434
Oak Ridge Law Office Map