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When might one's application for SSD benefits be expedited?

Sometimes when a person in Anaheim is struck with an extremely serious illness or injury, they need to seek Social Security disability benefits and have their application processed as quickly as possible. The Social Security Administration's Compassionate Allowances program offers a means of expedition with regards to the processing of a person's application for SSD benefits. This program recognizes that certain medical conditions are so severe that they automatically meet the SSA's definition of what constitutes a disability. However, the Compassionate Allowances program is not a separate entity from the SSDI program.

To a great extent, the SSA's definition of disability is whether a person is able to work. To meet the definition of disability, a person must be unable to work in their current position due to their medical condition, he or she must be unable to perform another job due to his or her medical condition, and his or her medical condition must last at least 12 months or be fatal.

In order to be considered for a Compassionate Allowance, disabled individuals need not fill out a special application. Instead, they will use the standard process for applying for disability benefits. The SSA will review their application and expedite those that fall under a Compassionate Allowance condition.

Those with a Compassionate Allowance condition may have their application processed in a matter of weeks, rather than the months or years a standard application may take. How long it takes to obtain a decision will depend on how long it takes for the SSA to receive the necessary medical evidence, whether a medical exam is needed, and if the application is randomly chosen for a quality assurance review.

In the end, the Compassionate Allowance program can allow those who are most in need of benefits receive them as quickly as possible. Those who have questions about the program, or about applying for SSD benefits in general, can seek professional advice.

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