Social Security Compassionate Allowances – The Disorders That Fast-Track Your Disability Application

Published on: January 29, 2024

The application process for Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security Income is incredibly long—taking approximately two years until you actually receive benefits. We are often asked if there is anything we can do to expedite the process. Other than responding promptly to any requests for information and attending physical examinations when scheduled, the process is just slow because of backlogs. However, the Social Security Administration does identify certain conditions that will fast-track your application—called the Compassionate Allowances Conditions.

These Compassionate Allowances Conditions are primarily certain cancers, brain disorders, and rare childhood diseases. The goal is to cut the waiting time for what Social Security considers the “most serious disabilities.” Having one of these diagnoses does not mean automatic approval; it just means your case will be heard much more quickly.

The Social Security Administration recently updated the list to include multiple genetic conditions as well as certain cancers, namely, Cholangiocarcinoma, Metastatic Endometrial Adenocarcinoma, Pineoblastoma – Childhood, Primary Omental Cancer, and Sarcomatoid Carcinoma of the Lung – Stages II-IV. The List is included on our site at Compassionate Allowances.

We are here to help you navigate through the process, whether you have a Compassionate Allowance Condition or whether you have another condition that prevents you from working. Our office represents individuals seeking Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits. We work closely with you and provide the Social Security Administration with as much information as possible to ensure you get the benefits you deserve. You can call our office at (610) 446-3457 or click here to send an email to set up a consultation with one of our attorneys. We will explain the process, guide you and fight to get and keep the benefits you need.