Not every applicant who applies for disability receives benefits quickly. However, if your condition appears on the Compassionate Allowances List (CAL), the SSA recognizes that your impairment is so serious that it automatically qualifies you to receive expedited approval for disability benefits.
It is important that your medical records support your CAL claim. However, waiting for medical providers like doctors and surgeons to send your records to the SSA can take time. Therefore, accompany your claim with anything you have now to support your disabling condition like a cancer biopsy report or lab results.
Latest Conditions Added to CAL
Most conditions listed on as Compassionate Allowances encompass cancers, certain forms of muscular dystrophy, ALS and early onset Alzheimer's among others. Some of the 25 most recent conditions added to CAL include:
- Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor
- Chronic Idiopathic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction
- Giant Axonal Neuropathy
- Joubert Syndrome
- Marchall-Smith Syndrome
- Prostate Cancer
- Seckel Syndrome
- Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome
- Small Cell Cancer
- X-Linked Lymphoproliferative Disease
- X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy
View the full list of conditions here.
Even though Compassionate Allowances permit your disability determination to be expedited more quickly than other conditions, disability applicants must still wait five months from when their disability onset began to start receiving SSI benefits.
If you did not inform the SSA that your condition appears on the CAL, do not worry. The SSA's disability determining services is aware of what disabilities to look for so your application may be fast tracked if your application reflects one of these dire medical conditions.
Qualified legal representatives like disability attorneys can help you complete your CAL claim proficiently and navigate the often complex process.
At the law firm of Dayes Law Firm PC, attorneys are waiting to assist you in your application or if you need to file an appeal. Contact us today for a free case review.