Social Security Compassionate Allowances

Social Security Disability Lawyers Examine Compassionate Allowances

by Staff | December 30th, 2013

December 20, 2013

There are numerous mental and physical conditions that can leave an individual unable to work, sometimes permanently. For most of these individuals, Social Security Disability benefits are a primary source of income. However, qualifying for such benefits can be a complex and drawn-out process. The Social Security Disability Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that is why a list of conditions that allow an individual to be considered eligible for expedited claim processing was constructed.

The Social Security Administration refers to the group of conditions as their list of Compassionate Allowances and is made up of more than 200 different ailments and diseases. Those who suffer from conditions that are on the list who apply for Social Security Disability benefits can expect a decision to be made on their case in just a few weeks, rather than the typical wait time of several months or years.

Experts contend that the creation of the list has allowed for those who are most in need of assistance to receive the support they need. While the benefits may come to individuals faster, the agency reiterates that having a condition listed as a Social Security Disability Compassionate Allowance will not necessarily qualify an individual for additional benefits.

The law firm’s team of attorneys are aware of how complex the process of applying for Social Security can be and encourage anyone seeking such benefits to discuss their case with a reputable attorney.