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Social Security Disability (SSDI) – Expedite Your Application

How To Obtain Expedited Approval of Your Social Security Disability Application

The Social Security Administration (SSA) may take a long time to process applications for disability benefits (SSDI) sometimes upward of one year. The delay puts many people in financial hardship unable to pay their bills and help pay for medical care. In order to qualify for SSDI benefits (a monthly cash benefit) a person must have:

  • worked 40 quarters in the prior 10 years and
  • have a qualifying disability (physical, cognitive, mental health) that prevents the person from being substantially gainfully employed and is expected to last 12 months or end in death. Read more about how to apply online.

Now, the SSA has created ‘compassionate allowances‘ that help to expedite obtaining approval for SSDI in limited situations. ‘Compassionate allowances’ are specific illnesses and conditions. If an individual has a condition that is on the compassionate allowances list, the SSA can expedite the process so the individual can begin receiving benefits within days rather than months. Click here to read the full list of compassionate allowances.

Some of the new conditions now qualifying for a compassionate allowance include:

  • prostate cancer
  • angiosarcoma
  • several types of cancers

If you are diagnosed with a condition that prevents you from working, apply as soon as possible for SSDI. You do not need an attorney to apply for SSDI. It is recommended that you seek advice from an attorney with social security law experience. If you are denied benefits Furthermore, it is recommended that you create a legal plan that will allow someone you trust to make financial and medical decisions for you during your incapacity.

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