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The Compassionate Allowances Initiative, by the Social Security Administration, provides fast-tracking of disability applications for the most seriously ill Americans. The fast-tracking of these applications allows applicants with certain serious illnesses to have their applications reviewed, and benefits awarded, within day or weeks, instead of the months, and even years, that it takes many applicants to be awarded benefits.

The list of Compassionate Allowances includes certain cancers, such as those with distant mestastes and those that are inoperable or unresectable, some genetic disorders and early-onset Alzheimer’s.  For a complete list of eligible conditions, please visit http://www.ssa.gov/compassionateallowances/conditions.htm.

If you are a disabled individual contemplating filing, or have already filed an application for Social Security Disability benefits, then you should consult with an experienced attorney. At Andalman & Flynn, our team of legal professionals can assist and represent you to protect your rights and increase your chances of success with your Social Security Disability claim. Feel free to call us at 301-563-6685 or toll-free at 1-888-558-7871. You can also visit our website at www.andalmanflynn.com and complete one of our website contact forms, and we will contact you for a consultation concerning your situation.

We have significant experience representing clients seeking disability benefits. For more information and how you may be impacted, contact one of our Disability Benefits attorneys, Elliott Andalman and  Peter Casciano.