Social Security Benefits and the Compassionate Care Allowance
Anyone who has ever applied for Social Security disability benefits knows how frustrating and cumbersome the process can be. It can take anywhere from four months to two years to have the Social Security Administration determine if you meet the qualifications for disability. In an effort to expedite the process for extremely ill applicants, the Social Security Administration created Compassionate Care Allowances. This list of conditions allows people who suffer from certain cancers and heart conditions, among other diseases, to be fast-tracked through the approval process. The Compassionate Care Allowances allow Social Security to grant you benefits if you have a medical diagnosis of the condition. You are spared the months or years it takes to pull all of your medical records and then have Social Security review them using their five-step system.
If you think you qualify for the Compassionate Care Allowance, you should speak with a Social Security Attorney immediately who can assist you with your application and make sure that you are fast-tracked to receiving benefits.
If you would like to read more from the Palm Beach Post, go to this article: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/business/consumer-advice/compassionate-allowances-provide-fast-track-to-ben/nWRr5/