What Are Compassionate Allowances?

June 27th, 2019 Social Security Disability
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The Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowances program helps quickly identify disability applicants who have extremely severe medical conditions in an effort to reduce wait times.

According to the SSA, a variety of organizations and experts were consulted to determine which conditions are considered to be Compassionate Allowances. These sources include The National Institutes of Health, Social Security and Disability Determination Services, medical experts and public outreach hearings.

Created in 2008, the current list includes more than 200 conditions, ranging from cancers, neurological disorders, immune system disorders and more. New conditions are regularly added to the list.

A full list of Compassionate Allowances conditions is available on the SSA website. Examples of conditions include:

  • Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Dravet Syndrome
  • Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Tay Sachs Disease, Infantile Type

Although the goal of the Compassionate Allowances program is to reduce wait times in terms of how quickly the SSA determines if an applicant is disabled, the applications process can still be lengthy and complicated.

It is strongly recommended to partner with an experienced disability lawyer who can help you complete your application accurately and help improve the chances you will be approved.

A skilled disability lawyer with a track record of results can help take care of the application process and guide you through the entire process with the compassion and professionalism you deserve during this extremely difficult time.

We Can Help

If you are disabled and unable to work, call Disability Attorneys of Michigan for a free confidential consultation. We’ll let you know if we can help you get a monthly check and help you determine if any money or assets you receive could impact your eligibility for disability benefits.

Disability Attorneys of Michigan works hard every day helping the disabled of Michigan seek the Social Security Disability Benefits they need. If you are unable to work due to a physical, mental, or cognitive impairment, call Disability Attorneys of Michigan now for a free consultation at 800-701- 5524.

Let Michigan’s experienced Social Security Disability law firm help you get the benefits you deserve.

Disability Attorneys of Michigan, Compassionate Excellence.

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