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For some people, the agonizing wait for a Social Security Disability decision just isn’t an option. When you have a particularly serious condition that automatically qualifies you for benefits and you’re depending on those benefits for medical care, treatment, and income, waiting months or even years for your decision simply may not be possible. Fortunately, when this is the case, there is an option you may be able to pursue that avoids this wait and gets you the decision you need in a significantly shorter time: a compassionate allowance.

If you need help pursuing a compassionate allowance, speak with a Detroit Social Security Disability lawyer from Goodman Acker, P.C.! Call us today at (248) 793-2010 for a case evaluation.

What Is a Compassionate Allowance?

Compassionate allowances are expedited Social Security Disability decisions that are given to those who suffer from particularly extreme conditions that automatically qualify them for benefits. When you qualify for a compassionate allowance, you could receive an expedited decision in as little as a few days—no more waiting as the months tick by for the Social Security Administration to finally make a decision on your case. In fact, some people have even reported receiving their first benefits check in as little as ten days!

Who Qualifies for Compassionate Allowances?

The list of conditions that qualify for compassionate allowances is growing, but to this day remains extremely small and is restricted to some of the most serious afflictions, diseases, and conditions someone can have.

You may qualify for a compassionate allowance if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Many cancers
  • ALS
  • Some types of muscular dystrophy or atrophy
  • Early-onset Alzherimer’s disease
  • Other diseases or conditions when they reach certain severities

Seek an Attorney For Help!

When applying for Social Security Disability, it’s crucial you work with a skilled lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the Social Security system. At Goodman Acker, P.C., we can help you create an effective Social Security application that minimizes mistakes and gives you the best possible chance at a positive outcome the first time. When you depend on Social Security Disability benefits to live your life comfortably and get the treatment you need, you can’t afford to make a simple mistake. That means you can’t afford not to have an attorney on your side helping you through the process. Our team can also help you optimize your application to take advantage of the compassionate allowance program if you have a qualifying condition so you can get the decision you’re depending on faster.

Seeking help with your social security disability claim? Contact Goodman Acker, P.C. online now to get started.