Compassionate Allowances: A More Efficient Way to Receive Benefits

by Staff | June 10th, 2013

June 10, 2013

With record breaking numbers of Americans receiving Social Security Disability Benefits and long wait times while Social Security Administration (SSA) processes claims, many disabled citizens are seeking more efficient way of receiving assistance. What many don’t realize though, is that they may qualify for having their benefit claim expedited.

Typically, the average claim can take up to a year to be processed. Furthermore, a claimant is required to have pages of records from doctors and hospitals documenting every detail of the patient’s diagnosis.

In response to these issues, the SSA created a program called Compassionate Allowances. The program works by allowing those who suffer from certain debilitating conditions that can lead to death to have their claim automatically approved through a streamlined claim process. Hundreds of conditions now qualify for the program.

The goal of compassionate allowances is to quickly get those most in need of assistance from the government the help they’re owed. So far, hundreds of thousands of citizens have been approved for benefits through the campaign.

The Social Security Disability Attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin recognize the importance of getting the disabled the benefits they need in a timely manner. The firm urges those considering applying for benefits to look into whether or not their condition qualifies as a compassionate allowance.

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