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List of Compassionate Allowances Expanded by the Social Security Administration

Jan 22, 2014 | Social Security

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Hundreds of thousands of disabled Americans are awaiting decisions to be made on their claims for Social Security Disability Benefits. Data indicates a majority of these individuals will wait months, sometimes years, for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to issue decisions. However, a program known as the list of compassionate allowances may allow for some of those who are most in need of assistance to have the decision making process expedited for their claims.

According to the Social Security Administration, the list is comprised of diseases and ailments that most typically meet the standards needed in order to receive Social Security disability benefits. Anyone suffering from a condition on the list has their claim entered into a streamlined approval process that can result in decisions being issued in just a matter of weeks.

The program was seen as a success for its contribution in significantly reducing the number of backlogged claims, a feat the Social Security Administration is hoping to achieve again with the addition of 25 more conditions to the list of compassionate allowances. The additions include several cancers, along with a number of autoimmune and genetic conditions.

The Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers with Stewart & Stewart Attorneys applaud the efforts being made to get those who are most in need of assistance the benefits they deserve and are hopeful the actions achieve the goal of reducing the backlog of claims.

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