The Social Security Administration recently fast-tracked the process of providing Disability benefits to the terminally ill. This is great news, considering the fact that this process was once placed on a normal timetable, causing many to die before the Social Security Administration could make a determination on benefits. Social Security has created a list of conditions that are presumed to be terminal, causing those cases to get priority and much quicker determinations. Social Security calls this hastened determination, “Compassionate Allowances.”
You can find a list of those specific illnesses by visiting the Social Security Administration website and apply on the site or by calling 1-800-772-1213. For those with a terminal condition listed by Social Security, the Administration is trying to make a determination within weeks instead of months or years for a decision. They, unfortunately, will not tell you if your case is being fast-tracked, but if you provide the correct medical documentation and records to confirm that your diagnosis meets a Compassionate Allowance listing, you will likely receive a favorable determination and start receiving Disability benefits quickly.
If you or a loved one need help with a Social Security Disability claim, please do not hesitate to contact us to speak with an experienced Social Security attorney at 407-841-7699. For additional resources, keep checking our blog, LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for more helpful hints and to always be informed about best practices in law.