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What is the SSA’s ‘Compassionate Allowance’ program?

On Behalf of | Jun 22, 2020 | social security disability

People in the Cincinnati area who have a serious medical condition may find that, despite their best efforts, their medical condition is keeping them from being able to work. This can lead to a very desperate situation. After all, without an income you may soon have to make difficult decisions about which bills to pay, how to afford your medical care and how to pay for life’s basic necessities. In such situations, it may be worthwhile to apply for Social Security disability benefits.

The Social Security Administration identifies certain medical conditions that per their very definition, meet the agency’s standards for awarding disability benefits. Through the “Compassionate Allowance” program, applications for SSD benefits in which the medical condition falls under the SSA’s list of medical conditions that automatically meet the statutory standards for awarding disability benefits will generally be approved in a more timely manner than applications based on other medical conditions. No special form needs to be submitted to apply for the Compassionate Allowances program, all applications for SSD benefits will be considered.

Some medical conditions included in the Compassionate Allowance program include specific types of cancers, some brain disorders and certain rare disorders affecting children. If you have a condition that is not currently listed under the Compassionate Allowance program, you can submit that condition for consideration online. The SSA will then evaluate the submission, gather any other necessary information on the condition, review the collected medical information, and then notify you with its decision regarding the potential Compassionate Allowances condition.

This post is for informational purposes only. It does not contain legal advice, and it cannot promise any specific results regarding an application for SSD benefits. Those who want to learn more about the Compassionate Allowance program can seek the counsel of a professional for legal advice on the topic.