Cases For Expedited SSDI Approvals

In most cases, it can take a long time to hear back from the Social Security Administration (SSA) after you apply. Some claimants who need Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), though, could qualify for a shorter approval process. Read on to find out more about situations that could help speed your application through the process a lot quicker.

Extremely Serious Disorders

If you or a loved one suffer from one or more of the hundreds of medical conditions named on the compassionate allowance list, faster service may be available. These conditions can often be fatal and include many types of brain conditions, cancers, heart and lung disorders, and more. If the applicant's disease appears on the list, the application is fast-tracked and funneled to special caseworkers who focus only on compassionate allowance cases. This priority attention can turn the wait from several months to a few weeks though the time can vary depending on the caseloads.

Compassionate Allowance Qualifications

Although a serious disorder will accord claimants more personalized attention, the condition must still be proven. For any type of medical condition to be covered, the claimant must demonstrate that certain diagnostic tests have been performed and that certain results were found. The test results and doctor's notes may be required to show the progression of the disease. For instance, liver cancer is covered under the listings but for it to secure compassionate allowance consideration the claimant must also show that the cancer has spread, or metastasized. In most cases, the compassionate allowance conditions represent end-stage levels of disease.

The SSA Accepts Less Proof

Though claimants must provide proof, the SSA recognizes that dealing with both a serious disease and the intricacies of the SSDI system can be a burden on claimants. In the case of most claimants who do not have a case that qualifies for compassionate allowance, the SSA might ask for the submission of medical records, letters from doctors, and more. However, those who qualify for the compassionate allowance program will find that the SSA takes care of procuring records and information for the claimant. They work directly with medical practitioners when approving claims for this population.

Being Turned Down

Unfortunately, some who should be covered by the compassionate allowance program are turned down for benefits. If that occurs, speak to a Social Security disability lawyer immediately. They will handle your appeal and ensure that you get the benefits you need as quickly as possible.