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Could a Compassionate Allowance expedite your SSDI review?

On Behalf of | Feb 8, 2023 | Social Security Disability

Many people in Missouri who apply for Social Security Disability insurance find the application process to be difficult, complex and timely. However, in some instances, you may be able to expedite the processing of your SSDI application. Whether the U.S. Social Security Administration is able to speed up its review of your claim depends on whether your condition warrants something known as a “compassionate allowance.”

Per the SSA, the compassionate allowances program seeks to speed up claim processing for Americans who have especially severe disabilities.

How the compassionate allowances program works

The SSA maintains a database of several hundred conditions it considers to be severe enough to warrant faster processing. It keeps this list on its website for easy reference. When processing your SSDI claim, the SSA relies on cutting-edge technology. The technology then picks out applicants whose conditions already appear on the compassionate allowances list. Then, it essentially bumps those applications to the top of the pile to undergo processing faster.

What happens if your condition does not appear

You may have a condition that you believe is especially severe but does not appear on the compassionate allowances list of qualifying conditions. In this scenario, you have the option of asking the SSA to review your condition and consider whether it warrants inclusion on the list of conditions that warrant faster processing.

The conditions the SSA believes warrant compassionate allowances include a number of specific brain disorders. The list also includes several fast-progressing forms of cancer, including adrenal, esophageal, gall bladder and certain types of breast, bladder and kidney cancers, among others.


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