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Compassionate Allowances (CAL) and Social Security Disability

By gotdenied-administration-July 22, 2015

Social Security Disability applicants with severe enough medical conditions considered sufficient to clearly meet Social Security’s standards for disability receive benefits quickly through Compassionate Allowances (CAL). Specifically, Compassionate Allowances (CAL) plainly state diseases/conditions that qualify under the Listing of Impairments without exception. Such cases require minimal objective medical information. Compassionate Allowances (CAL) assists Social Security to determine individuals’ disability without delay in situations when the disability is obvious.

Social Security selects conditions for Compassionate Allowances by determining conditions that directly meet their current definition of disability ( http://www.ssa.gov/planners/disability/dqualify4.html ) along with using public outreach hearings, the Social Security and Disability Determination Services communities’ comments, medical and scientific experts, and research with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Social Security works to develop additional potential CAL conditions to incorporate into those that qualify annually.

Applicants with CAL qualifying disabilities require no additional applications. The Social Security Administration expedites applications with qualifying Compassionate Allowances automatically. Applicants who qualify for Compassionate Allowances receive a decision in a matter of weeks rather than months depending on the availability of proper medical records. Qualifying CAL applicants require less paperwork with work and education history removed from their applications.

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