The process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits can take a very long time to complete for most benefits applicants. This is why it is so important for people who become too disabled to work to get into contact with a Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer as soon as possible to get the application process started and to maximize the chances of a benefits claim being approved.
For some disabled individuals, however, time is of the essence because of a very serious medical condition, especially if that medical condition results in a shortened lifespan. To accommodate people with serious medical issues, the Social Security Administration has assembled a List of Compassionate Allowance (CAL) conditions.
What are Compassionate Allowance Conditions for Social Security Disability?
Compassionate Allowance Conditions are conditions that can be definitively diagnosed and that are considered serious enough that there is a presumption a person afflicted with the particular condition deserves Social Security benefits.
The list of Compassionate Allowance conditions can be found on the Social Security Administration website. Conditions include health problems such as metastatic cancers, juvenile onset Huntington's disease, and other serious ailments. Individuals who have documented medical proof that they have one of these conditions can typically have their Social Security Disability benefits claim approved within a matter of weeks, rather than within the months or even years that it normally takes for an applicant to get benefits.
A Los Angeles disability benefits lawyer can provide help in determining if you have a compassionate allowance condition and can assist in applying for benefits, so you should give us a call for assistance as soon as you are diagnosed with a serious medical condition.