The Compassionate Allowances Initiative of the Social Security program was developed to expedite the identification of disabled individuals who qualify to receive Social Security Disability benefits. The program is meant to fast-track Disability benefit decisions so that people with the most serious disabilities receive their benefits quickly, instead of taking months or sometimes years. The Compassionate Allowances Program identifies medical conditions, mostly rare and fatal diseases, which clearly meet Social Security’s criteria for benefit eligibility. Through the program, Social Security Disability benefits can be provided expeditiously to applicants whose medical conditions are so serious that their conditions obviously meet disability standards.
The list of debilitating medical conditions that fall under the Compassionate Allowances Initiative was recently expanded to include 52 new conditions. The new illnesses include rare diseases, cancers and various neurological disorders. The Social Security Administration, the National Institute of Health, and many other patient organizations have worked together to identify specific conditions that justify speedy approvals.
People who think they fall under the Compassionate Allowances program would benefit from the guidance of an experienced Social Security Disability attorney. The application process is challenging and requires knowledgeable navigation. A well-informed Social Security Disability attorney can help determine eligibility for Compassionate Allowances and facilitate submitting the application into the program, as well as taking any other requisite steps to file a claim.
Help for Disabled Not Qualifying for Compassionate Allowances
Although the expanded Compassionate Allowances Initiative is beneficial to applicants who qualify, most applicants are disabled by illnesses or injuries that do not fall under theCompassionate Allowances Program. Someone who is no longer able to work to support themselves may not have what is considered a life-threatening condition, but they could very likely have a disability that prevents them from earning a living and are well deserving ofDisability benefits. The assistance of a qualified Social Security Disability attorney is especially crucial for disabled people who do not have a condition that falls under this program for rare and terminal diseases.
Contact the Philadelphia Social Security Disability Attorneys at Silver & Silver Today
The Social Security Disability lawyers of Silver & Silver in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, have been assisting disabled people with both long and short term Social Security Disability benefits for over 30 years. We have a successful record of securing benefits by competently preparing applications for disability benefits and helping disabled persons avoid mistakes that could delay approval of benefits. Our disability lawyers handle claims throughout thePhiladelphia area and its suburbs, including Montgomery County, Bucks County, Delaware County, Norristown, and Media, as well as Southern New Jersey communities such as Camden, Burlington and Atlantic Counties, Gloucester, Collingswood andCherry Hill. Contact Silver & Silver’s Philadelphia Social Security Disability attorneystoday to get the benefits you deserve. Call 1-800-94-SILVER (1-800-947-4583) or contact us online.