People who are filing for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) often want to know how long the process will take. In most cases, the answer is that you’re facing a long wait before you find out the status of your application. Typically, there isn’t a way to speed this process up.
There’s one group of applicants, however, who will qualify for a fast track through the application process. These are the people who’ve been diagnosed with conditions on the compassionate allowances list.
Why is the Compassionate Allowances List important?
The Compassionate Allowances List contains conditions that are severe. Those who suffer from them are generally automatically unable to work – and there’s a good chance that the person would pass away before the application goes through the normal decision-making process. Some specific types of cancer, heart disease and dementia-related conditions are on the list.
How does the Social Security Administration know an application qualifies?
The Social Security Administration uses a flagging system for these conditions. When you submit an application, you have to list the medical conditions you have. Applications that contain a condition that’s on the list move through a fast-track process.
This automated flagging system is one of the reasons why you must report the exact conditions you have. Be sure you have the medical documentation to back up the information on the application.
Filing for Social Security Disability Insurance requires you to ensure complete accuracy when you’re filling out the application. Experienced legal guidance can help you avoid mistakes that could be costly in terms of your time, energy and money.