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Understanding How The SSD Compassionate Allowances Program Works

Many people suffering from disabilities find the application process for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits to be a long, arduous experience, filled with many inexplicable delays. In fact, many applicants have to wait months ― or even years ― before their SSD claims are resolved.

However, if your disability falls under the Compassionate Allowances (CAL) program, your SSD application may be fast-tracked, with some claims being resolved in mere weeks instead of years.

What Is The Compassionate Allowances Program?

The CAL initiative is a program offered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that expedites disability claims for individuals whose medical conditions are so severe that they obviously meet the SSA’s definition of a disability.

Some of the more common conditions included on the SSA’s Compassionate Allowances list include a wide range of cancers, including breast cancer, liver cancer, bladder cancer and prostate cancer ― and new conditions are added often. However, given the constant changes and complexities associated with this program ― not to mention the SSD process in general ― it is always best to consult with a disability lawyer should you have any questions.

Get The Benefits You Need And Deserve

Contact Philip J. Fulton Law Office in Columbus today to schedule your FREE legal consultation with one of our experienced SSD attorneys. We help clients throughout Ohio. You can reach us online or call us at 614-963-9569. Your future is too important to trust to any other law firm, so contact us today ― you have nothing to lose, and so much to gain.