Compassionate Allowances speed up the SSD process

On Behalf of | Jul 6, 2020 | SSDI

For those with disabilities, the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability program provides help. The SSDI provides benefits to you and your family. This help comes in the form of payments that can help with bills and other expenses. SSDI is for those who worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes, whereas SSI pays to those who have disabilities or limited income.

The U.S. Social Security Administration provides benefits if you meet the medical requirements. One way for Americans to find out if they qualify for disability benefits is to qualify for the Compassionate Allowances Program.

What are Compassionate Allowances?

Compassionate Allowances are medical conditions that meet the disability benefit standards. This program identifies applicant claims that include said medical conditions. Utilizing technology, the agency can identify any Compassionate Allowances. This makes it easier to make a quick decision for the applicants. Compassionate Allowances use the same standards that other disability benefits options do.

Which medical conditions qualify for Compassionate Allowance?

Several types of medical conditions qualify for disability benefits. The point of having Compassionate Allowances is to speed up the process. Sometimes, it takes too long for citizens to receive a decision when it comes to disability benefits.

Compassionate Allowances include brain disorders, cancers and rare disorders that affect children. The Social Security Administration chooses which conditions and illnesses qualify. They choose conditions based on information that they gather from the public and the Social Security and Disability Determination Service communities. Also, the SSA receives advice from scientific experts and utilizes research from the National Institutes of Health.