Quickly and accurately processing disability claims is important to us. It is through this commitment to you that we use the Compassionate Allowances program to help us identify and fast-track cases where people have diseases that are most likely to be approved for disability benefits.
On August 20, 2018, SSA.gov added five conditions to the essential list:
Under the Social Security Act, we consider you disabled if you can’t work due to a severe medical condition that is expected to last at least one year, or result in death. More than 500,000 people with serious disabilities have been approved through this fast-track disability process, and the list of conditions is currently at 233 and growing. This list includes diseases such as pancreatic cancer, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and acute leukemia.
The Compassionate Allowances program hurries help to those with the most severe conditions.
If you, a friend, or family member have a severe condition, please contact us at (585) 663-6333 to discuss the Compassionate Allowances information and program.