Right now, the typical waiting time to get onto Social Security Disability Benefits is anywhere from 6-24 months. This may cause a serious economic hardship to anyone applying for disability but more particularly for those suffering from extreme circumstances that leave them either severely disabled or may result in death before they are ever approved for disability benefits. As a solution to this problem, Social Security has come up with their Compassionate Allowances to speed up the process with those in these extreme circumstances. If you qualify for a Compassionate Allowance the current wait time to get approved for disability benefits is 3-5 months.
What Qualifies for Compassionate Allowances?
To keep wait times shortest for those who need it the most, Social Security is extremely particular on what qualifies for compassionate allowance. Conditions that qualify are conditions that are going to pretty much guarantee disability which means that they will need little evidence (medical records) to show disability. The most common compassionate allowances are: rare diseases, cancers, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke, early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, schizophrenia, cardiovascular disease and multiple organ transplants and autoimmune diseases.
Contact a Social Security Disability Attorney
If you are not able to work due to a disability call a Utah Social Security Disability Lawyer. Having an experienced disability attorney can make the difference between winning and losing benefits and can guarantee you get approved as quickly as possible. Give our office a call today for your free consultation.