Compassionate Allowances2020-07-02T17:37:53+00:00

SSDI Compassionate Allowances

This program reduces wait times for serious conditions that meet Social Security’s standards for disability benefits.

Faced with the reality of an unprecedented backlog of millions of claims, and longer wait times for applicants, the Social Security Administration (SSA) initiated a Compassionate Allowances program. This program provides a benefits decision more quickly to applicants whose medical conditions are so serious that their conditions obviously meet disability standards. We recommend choosing True Help for SSDI representation even if your condition is designated for compassionate allowance, due to the complexity of SSDI forms and processes.

Compassionate Allowances Conditions

This alphabetical listing of compassionate allowances conditions was published by the SSA in 2017. Child, infant and neonatal conditions are included but do not apply to SSDI. There are separate Social Security programs, such as SSI, that provide benefits for childhood disabilities.

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