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Hope for individuals suffering from serious health conditions

Individuals stricken with serious health conditions are typically unable to work. As a result of their medical condition, these individuals are often left to not only deal with their health problems but also resulting financial burdens. Thankfully, many of these individuals qualify for social security disability benefits.

As we've discussed in this blog before, the process for obtaining social security disability benefits can be long and complicated. While enlisting the assistance of an experienced legal professional can greatly improve one's chances of qualifying for benefits, there is still often a lengthy waiting period.

For individuals who suffer from some serious illnesses or diseases, time is something they don't have. In response, the Social Security Administration established a process to expedite the disability benefits application and approval process for those suffering from certain health conditions.

Named the Compassionate Allowances program, an additional 35 health conditions were recently added to the list of qualifying diseases and illnesses. Currently 200 serious health conditions are included in the SSA's Compassionate Allowances program.

For individuals who have been diagnosed with an illness or disease on the list, the process for obtaining disability benefits is greatly expedited. While the normal disability benefits application and approval process can take months, individuals with conditions on the Compassionate Allowances list can receive benefits within days.

Health conditions recently included in the SSA's list of conditions covered under Compassionate Allowances include various types of cancers as well as rare health conditions impacting children.

Source: Times Free Press, "Social Security: Disability allowances added for benefits," Gregory Holmes, Dec. 13, 2012

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