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Is there a way for my SSD benefits application to be expedited?

by | Jun 20, 2019 | Social Security Disability |

Once the need for Social Security disability benefits arises, most people in Charlotte find themselves facing a serious financial situation in which their disability is preventing them from being able to work and thus earn a living. Most people in these circumstances who choose to apply for SSD benefits want to see their applications approved as quickly as possible.

They may have heard, though, that being approved for SSD benefits can be a lengthy process. It is true that sometimes it can take months before a person’s application for benefits is approved. It is also not unheard of for a person’s initial application for benefits to be denied, necessitating an appeal.

However, some people may qualify for the Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowances program. This is, essentially, a list of diseases that, by definition, will meet the SSA’s standards for disability benefits. Some types of cancers, brain disorders and rare disorders affecting children fall under the Compassionate Allowances program, along with many other medical conditions. When a person’s disability qualifies for a Compassionate Allowance, that person’s application for benefits will be expedited. This means that the applicant may receive a decision quicker than they would if their disability did not fall under the Compassionate Allowance program.

No special steps need to be taken for an application for disability benefits to be considered for the Compassionate Allowances program. It all depends on what disability the applicant possesses. Those who want more information on the Compassionate Allowances program can seek the guidance of a professional who understands the SSD application process and can provide advice.