What to Know About the Compassionate Allowances Program
There is a lot of information that is needed in order to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. The primary thing that you need to prove is that your medical condition qualifies and prevents you from working. It’s worthwhile to check into the Compassionate Allowances program as a first step for your disability case. This could save you some time later on.
What does the program do?
– It speeds things up.
The program is able to speed things up by identifying medical conditions that qualify for disability benefits. This can help your disability case get approved quicker.
– It includes these conditions.
Primarily, this program includes adult brain disorders, some cancers and certain rare disorders that affect children.
How does the program work?
– It identifies certain conditions.
The program identifies those claims that clearly have conditions that qualify for benefits.
– It uses the same rules for both SSDI and SSI benefits.
By using the same rules for evaluating Social Security disability insurance and Supplemental Security income, the process will go faster.
– Conditions are evaluated on a continual basis.
The Social Security Administration receives information from advocacy groups as well as the public. It also receives information from experts in medical and scientific communities. Comments from the Social Security and Disability Determination Service communities, research with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and information received from past outreach hearings regarding potential conditions are also taken into consideration.
– Consult the existing list.
If you’re wondering whether your condition is already on the list. Go here to view it.
What to do if your condition isn’t listed.
– You can submit a condition for consideration to the Compassionate Allowances program.
If your condition isn’t listed, you can submit it for consideration.
– Include this information.
You need to include your contact information, the name of your condition or disease, the description of the disease and any alternate names, testing information, the onset, progression and treatment of the condition.
– How it’s handled.
The SSA will then evaluate the information that you submitted, gather additional information, refer it for review and then notify you of the decision.
The Compassionate Allowance program can be helpful in a variety of disability cases. Use the information above to figure out if your condition is one of the ones that qualifies. If in doubt, contact the Social Security Administration to move forward.