There are some conditions that may automatically qualify for Social Security disability benefits. These conditions are part the Social Security Administration's (SSA) program known as the Compassionate Allowances.
The Compassionate Allowance program helps reduce wait time for individuals who are experiencing a serious medical condition. With an expedited claim, those that qualify may begin receiving benefits within a few weeks.
Qualifying With a Compassionate Allowance
When automatically qualifying for benefits under the Compassionate Allowance program, you will need to meet one of the listings within the program. There are over 200 conditions that may qualify for automatic benefits as a Compassionate Allowance. When this happens, you claim will be flagged by the SSA for an expedited claim. If you you not hear back about your claim after a month, it may be best to reach out the SSA directly about qualifying under the Compassionate Allowance.
To make sure you qualify, you will need to make submit medical evidence demonstrating that your claim is severe. This includes evidence like diagnosis, treatment plans, doctors' notes, and more.
Get Help With Your Claim
If you need assistance filing your claim, an attorney may be able to help. They can review your claim to make sure you automatically qualify for benefits and can help present this to the SSA.
To get your claim looked over by a participating attorney in our network, complete the Free Case Evaluation on this page today.
Here is more information about how a specific condition may automatically qualify for benefits:
- Bladder Cancer
- Bone Cancer
- Corticobasal Degeneration
- Early Onset Alzheimer’s
- Esophageal Cancer
- Glioblastoma Multiforme
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Huntington’s Disease
- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
- Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
- Kidney Cancer
- Lewy Body Dementia
- Malignant Melanoma with Metastases
- Mastocytosis Type IV
- Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Primary Cardiac Amyloidosis
- Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy
- Stage IV Breast Cancer
- Stomach Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer