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

Recently, the Social Security Administration (SSA) added prostrate cancer to its Compassionate Allowance list. Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings had this to say about the addition: “I am extremely pleased that the SSA has included Prostate Cancer in its Compassionate Allowance list – a decision that will save lives, and give more patients access to treatment options…Working with constituents fighting this disease, I know just how life altering it can be, as well as how many will benefit from this change in policy.”

View a full list of conditions included under the Compassionate Allowance list here.

Filing for Social Security Disability Benefits?

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 disability 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, regardless of whether your condition is on the Compassionate Allowance list. Feel free to call us at 301-563-6685; you also have the option to fill out an online contact form and we will get back to 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.