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What Should I Include In My Compassionate Allowance Claim?

Submitted by CM on Mon, 12/28/2020 - 23:36

Up until recently, the Social Security Administration (SSA) operated on the principle of treating every Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claim the same.

This meant the most urgent claims received the same scrutiny within the same period as less urgent disability claims. For example, an SSDI applicant that suffers from terminal lung cancer receives the same treatment from the SSA as an applicant that files a disability claim for carpal tunnel syndrome.

How Does My Work History Affect My Disability Application?

Submitted by Bryan on Sun, 12/20/2020 - 15:47

When applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), the first step of the process will be to determine if you are currently eligible for disability benefits due to your illness. The SSA uses a medical guide, known as the Blue Book, to determine whether or not a condition is severe enough to warrant disability payments.

While you may be quite ill, not all applicants will qualify for disability benefits through the Blue Book.

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Submitted by CM on Fri, 10/16/2020 - 15:28

More than 56,000 Americans will receive a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Of all different kinds of cancer, pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rates.

When more people recognize the symptoms and understand who is more likely to develop this cancer, early detection can occur and that can lead to a better outcome for the patient. November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, which is to bring awareness for the disease and to encourage early detection.

What Conditions Automatically Qualify For Disability Benefits?

Submitted by Deanna on Fri, 09/18/2020 - 10:44

If you’re disabled and out of work, you may be eligible for financial assistance. Hundreds of conditions “automatically” qualify for disability benefits, meaning that your application’s review and approval may come in as little as 10 days. Most conditions that automatically qualify for disability benefits are terminal. Here are some examples of the types of conditions that are eligible for expedited Social Security disability qualification: