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Compassionate Allowances for SSDI Claims

Compassionate Allowances for SSDI Claims

| May 9, 2013

With hundreds of thousands of Americans applying for new Social Security Disability Insurance benefits every month, it typically takes months to years to get an application approved. If you're suffering a debilitating illness or injury, you might not have that long to wait for the benefits you need.

Thankfully, the Social Security Administration recognizes that some South Carolina SSDI cases are so unquestionable and time is of such essence for those applicants that they created an expedited program. What is CAL? Compassionate Allowances provide the SSA with a way to quickly identify diseases and other medical conditions that always qualify the applicant for disability benefits. This allows the administration to target the most obviously disabled applicants and process their claims more quickly. How CAL conditions were determined The Social Security Administration worked with SSDI determination services, medical and scientific experts and the National Institute of Health along with listening to feedback in public outreach hearings to determine a list of standard conditions that will qualify South Carolina SSDI applicants for Compassionate Allowance. How fast can your claim be processed? As long as your paperwork is 100 percent complete and you have all the medical evidence you need in order to prove your South Carolina disability application qualifies for Compassionate Allowance, most claims can pay out within 20 days of applying. That's dramatically faster than even the fastest typical SSDI application. What conditions qualify for CAL? As of Dec. 6, 2012, there are 200 conditions that qualify for CAL in South Carolina. You can find a complete list of the illnesses and injuries that qualify here: http://www.ssa.gov/compassionateallowances/conditions.htm Getting help If you have a condition that qualifies for CAL and were denied by the SSA or need help making your initial application as strong as possible, contact the experienced South Carolina Social Security Disability Insurance team at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers.
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