Can a Medical Condition Automatically Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

by Staff | October 12th, 2015

Millions of Americans suffer from medical conditions that leave them unable to work. Many qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, but the application process can be take time—some wait years for decisions to be reached on their claims. This leaves many wondering if there are any illnesses or medical conditions that receive automatic approval for Social Security Disability.

The Social Security Disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that while no medical condition can be automatically approved for benefits, some conditions can qualify an individual to have their case expedited through the approval process.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has created a list of conditions, called Compassionate Allowances, which qualifies applicants for expedited claims processing. Veterans deemed 100 percent disabled by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs may also qualify for expedited processing of a Social Security Disability benefit claim.

While a condition may qualify a case for expedited processing, a five-month waiting period before benefits can be paid may apply.

Learning more about how the SSA determines if you’re disabled can help you to better understand if your ailment will qualify for expedited processing of your Social Security Disability benefits claim.

At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we believe in helping citizens get access to the benefits they have worked to receive. If you have questions about the benefits you may qualify for, we’re here to help.

 

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