The Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowance Program expedites the disability review process for claimants whose medical conditions are serious enough to meet disability standards. This Program quickens the process and allows certain claimants to get their benefits sooner if they have medical conditions that are so serious that it’s clear they would qualify for disability.
In order to be approved quickly under the Compassionate Allowance Program, you must:
1. Be diagnosed with a condition that is on the Compassionate Allowance list, and
2. Submit medical records that support your diagnosis when you file your application.
The conditions under the Compassionate Allowance program primarily include cancers, brain disorders, and several rare disorders that affect children. A complete list of diagnoses can be found online in the Compassionate Allowance List at www.ssa.gov/compassionateallowances/conditions.htm
About The Author
Kevin LaPorte received his JD from the University of San Francisco Law School where he was also awarded an International and Comparative Law Certificate with Honors. He is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, where he has received specialized training in Social Security Disability Law.