Compassionate Allowances—the “Fast Track” for Those with Certain Disabilities

By / February 18, 2018 / Social Security Disability Benefits / 4 Comments

Some disabilities qualify for a "compassionate allowance," which will help you cut the red tape and jump to the head of the line, in regard to the medical evidence requirements. (However, non-medical requirements must still be met, too.) Ordinarily, if you or those you're helping apply for benefits suffer from a severe disability, it may be very difficult or impossible to wait months for a decision and then another one or two months to receive the first benefit payment. That's why, in 2008, the Social Security Administration (SSA) launched the Compassionate Allowances program. Initially it listed 50 diseases and other...Read more

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