“Eliminating much of the paperwork required of
“Fast-tracking these SSD benefit applications will also provide some relief for the
Compassionate Allowances are a way to quickly identify diseases and other medical conditions that, by definition, meet Social Security’s standards for disability benefits, the SSA said in a news release. The program fast-tracks disability decisions to ensure that Americans with the most serious disabilities receive their benefit decisions within days, instead of months or years.
Many of the conditions that qualify for expedited SSD benefit applications are rare. All of them are so serious that people who suffer from them easily meet the government’s definition of being disabled, Social Security Commissioner
Astrue said in the news release that nearly 200,000 people have had their SSD benefits applications approved in two weeks or less through the Compassionate Allowances program since it began in
The SSA says that about 3.2 million people have applied for disability benefits this year, up from 2.6 million in 2008, according to the AP.
Social Security Disability benefits programs require a variety of personal, occupational and medical records from applicants to determine whether they qualify for
Even though the Compassionate Allowance program can allow qualified applicants to start receiving those benefits sooner, Cotton cautioned that the application process remains tricky for people who are not used to red tape. He encouraged people with disabilities to seek the assistance of a qualified
“Benefits applications are a complex burden that people who are ill or disabled don’t need,” Cotton said. “The assistance of an experienced Social Security Disability benefits lawyer can make this important process much easier for them.
“If you think you qualify for Social Security’s Compassionate Allowance program or other SSD benefits, the Bob Richardson Law Firm can help you,” he said. The firm assists
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