How To Know If You’re Qualified For SSDI Under The Compassionate Allowance Program

Applying for Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits is a stressful experience, especially when you are concerned about your ability to pay bills. Most SSDI claims are denied and the ones that aren't denied can still take a long time to process. However, if you are suffering from a very serious condition, speak with your SSDI attorney about how you may be entitled to compensation through the compassionate allowance program.

How to Qualify for Compassionate Allowance

If you fall under a list of 50 medical conditions, you can have your SSDI case expedited. You will not have to worry about denial because your claim will be accepted automatically. The medical condition will need to prevent you from working for at least a year or medical professionals will need to expect that it will end your life. 

The best way to determine if you will be considered for the compassionate allowance program is to speak with an SSDI attorney. There are new conditions that are regularly added to make sure that more Americans are covered and you shouldn't assume that you're not covered.

Evidence You Need

The SSA will need your medical records for you to be qualified for a compassionate allowance. Fortunately, they can receive electronic records quickly and can fast-track the review of these records. You will also be able to create an account and check the status of your SSDI benefits. 

You will need to provide evidence such as bloodwork, physical examination results, surgical notes, mental and cognitive testing, X-rays, CAT scans, fMRI scans, and a report from your physician that confirms your diagnosis. If you aren't sure if you have all the necessary tests, make sure to ask your SSDI attorney.

How to Apply

The first step is to speak with an SSDI attorney to receive a free consultation. If you are not qualified for compassionate allowance, your SSDI attorney may still be able to help you be approved. If you do qualify for compassionate allowance, you will obtain it through the normal SSDI application.

Because the process of being approved for benefits under compassionate allowance is much more streamlined, you may be approved in as little as 10 days. You will then receive you benefits within months. However, to make sure that there are no delays in your application, you will need to make sure that your application is filled out properly. An SSDI attorney can help you fill out your form.

For more information, contact a Social Security Disability Lawyer in your area.