Compassionate Allowances Conditions
Social Security has identified certain medical conditions that satisfy Social Security’s medical criteria for disability. These conditions are called Compassionate Allowances Conditions and may be found online at http://www.ssa.gov/compassionateallowances/conditions.htm.
As explained on the Social Security website: “The Compassionate Allowances (CAL) initiative is a way to expedite the processing of SSDI and SSI disability claims for applicants whose medical conditions are so severe that their conditions obviously meet Social Security's definition of disability.”
Social Security also states that the application process is the same for claimants who have Compassionate Allowances Conditions, but that “SSA will expedite the applications of those with a CAL condition.”
You and your “personal advocate” and medical team need to review the medical conditions that make up the Compassionate Allowances Conditions.
Disabled applicants with medical problems that appear on this list should make sure that they obtain and submit complete medical records that confirm their diagnoses.
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