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SSD Compassionate Allowances

Unfortunately, the Social Security Disability application process can be difficult and lengthy. Typically, you can expect to wait several months just to hear back from the Social Security Administration (SSA) after you file your application, and many claims are initially denied.

If your disease or condition is among those on the SSA’s List of Compassionate Allowances Conditions, you may be approved much more quickly and easily for SSD benefits.

At Kraft & Associates, P.C., our experienced Dallas Social Security Disability attorneys help disabled people obtain the SSD benefits they are entitled to receive. To find out if your condition qualifies for a Compassionate Allowance, contact us now for a free claim review. We’re an established and professional law firm with friendly lawyers and staff who are easy to talk to. Please call us at (214) 999-9999 or contact us online.

How Compassionate Allowances Work

According to SSA, applicants with CAL conditions may receive decisions on their claims within weeks instead of months or years. SSA’s response time to CAL condition applications can vary, depending on:

  • How quickly SSA can obtain medical evidence from a doctor or another medical source.
  • Whether a medical examination is necessary to support your claim.
  • Whether your claim is one that is selected randomly for quality review after the decision is made on your application.

There is no special application form for people with CAL conditions. If you are suffering from a condition on the list, you complete the same application form and submit it in the same way that any other SSD applicant would. The difference is that SSA will expedite applications for individuals with CAL conditions.

SSA has reduced the paperwork burden for CAL applicants by eliminating the education and work history questions on the application for people with CAL conditions. According to SSA, the agency recognized that those questions do not need to be answered in order to establish disability for people with CAL conditions.

Our firm recommends that you consult with a knowledgeable Dallas Social Security Disability lawyer from the beginning, before you file your application. Our attorneys can review your application to ensure that it contains the right information and that your claim is presented favorably.

People suffering from CAL conditions do not receive any additional benefits for their conditions. The advantage to applicants with conditions on the list is simply that they receive decisions on their claims much faster than a typical applicant.

Compassionate Allowance Conditions

The SSA’s List of Compassionate Allowances Conditions contains more than 200 diseases and medical conditions. According to the SSA, the agency works with the National Institutes of Health and with internal and external medical experts to add new conditions every year.

If the medical condition that caused your disability can be found on the SSA’s list, and if you can prove with medical records that you suffer from that condition or disease, your Social Security Disability application processes should be considerably faster and easier.

The complete list of Compassionate Allowances Conditions can be seen on the SSA’s website. Conditions recently added to the list are highlighted in red. Conditions and diseases on this list are very serious medical conditions that leave no question as to whether people with those conditions would be disabled.

A few examples of CAL conditions include:

  • Acute leukemia.
  • Adrenal cancer.
  • Breast cancer.
  • Inoperable kidney cancer.
  • Lymphoma.
  • Cardiac disease.
  • Early-onset Alzheimer’s.
  • Heart transplant wait list.
  • Certain types of dementia.

Legal Help with Compassionate Allowances and SSD Claims

Our experienced Social Security Disability lawyers have helped many people receive the SSD benefits they need and deserve. If you are suffering from a condition listed among SSA’s Compassionate Allowances Conditions, it is important that you receive your SSD benefits as soon as possible.

Our firm can help ensure that your application is correctly prepared and help you obtain the medical evidence necessary for your claim. Our goal is to protect your rights and to help you get the benefits you deserve and need. You can contact our firm by phone or by email, or use our online form.

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