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Social Security Compassionate Allowances Program
At Farah & Farah, we understand the difficulties many individuals face when applying for Social Security Disability. The wait times can be incredibly long and even the slightest mistake can lead to a rejection. The process is made all the more difficult when you are dealing with an ailment, disease or disability that leaves you with little time or options. Fortunately, there are special programs within the federal government that, if considered eligible, can help you process your application quickly and efficiently.
If you are currently applying for disability or are planning to do so in the future, speak with one of the Jacksonville Social Security attorneys at Farah & Farah to discover how we can help expedite the process. With our counsel, you will be able to take full advantage of these programs and get the resources you need sooner rather than later.
For more information, contact our office at (904) 263-4610.
What Is The Compassionate Allowances Program?
In years past, it would take an extraordinary amount of time for someone to receive a notification on their Social Security Benefits application. In the time it took for a confirmation or rejection, many applicants had passed away from the same illness that forced them to apply in the first place. That all changed in 2008 with the Compassionate Allowances Program (learn more).
In short – the program is a federal government sponsored initiative to speed up processing times for Social Security Disability Benefits. Specifically, the SSA installed a data system that places applicants who have one or more of 225 specified diseases or ailments on the fast track for approval. If confirmed, applicants can see a turn around on their forms in three weeks or less.
What Conditions Qualify for the Compassionate Allowances Program?
There are currently 225 different ailments that the Social Security Administration recognizes as qualifiers for the program. They plan on adding more in the near future. You can check their site for the full list, but a few of the more prominent conditions include:
- Acute Leukemia
- Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
- Heart Transplant Wait List – 1A/1B
- Most types of cancer, such as kidney, liver, breast, thyroid and other organs
- Malignant Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinsonism Dementia Complex
When Should I Apply For Benefits?
Most officials would recommend applying to the program as soon as you have been accurately diagnosed by a physician. The sooner you put your application out, the sooner you’ll be able to receive the benefits you deserve. We also highly recommend securing all the appropriate documentation as well – the SSA demands solid proof in order to fast track your application. This includes official doctor or hospital records and any other form that clearly indicates your condition.
Additionally, hiring a Jacksonville social security benefits lawyer to help organize and file the application would be in your best interest. While the SSA has made the process considerably easier for those in dire need, having an attorney at the ready can help expedite the process should you run into any snags. Call Farah & Farah today to learn more about how our practice can help you get the help you deserve today. The number is (904) 263-4610.