Your Social Security Disability application may be able through the system faster than usual if:
- Your illness or disability qualifies for a compassionate allowance
- You have a terminal condition
- You have a presumptive disability
Proving you meet these qualifications can be difficult on your own – even more so if your disabling condition prevents you from participating in your case as fully as you would like.
Our Social Security Disability team can manage your case’s moving parts while you focus on your health. We will organize your paperwork, medical evidence, financial data, and other forms and present this information on your behalf. We also will explain the usual timeline for receiving benefits and how we could help you get Social Security Disability quickly.
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What Is Compassionate Allowance?
Social Security Administration (SSA) guidelines use the compassionate allowance initiative to allow applicants from disabled individuals with certain forms of cancer and some brain disorders to benefit from shorter waiting periods between submission of their application and final decision. These conditions include:
- Adult non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Brain cancer
- Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease
- Fibrolamellar cancer
- Non-small cell lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Pleural mesothelioma
- Thyroid cancer
If your illness meets the compassionate allowance criteria, our client support team will help you compile and submit the evidence that proves it. We will also help you submit the name of your medically diagnosed condition for consideration for compassionate allowance.
What Is a Terminal Disability?
SSA guidelines for patients with terminal illnesses (TERI) allow administrators to expedite their applications at each phase of the disability process. If you qualify, the SSA will track your case carefully and review it frequently – usually every 10 days. Our Social Security Disability attorney will help you prove that your illness qualifies so you can get the compensation you and your family deserve.
The Advantages of Presumptive Disability
It typically takes five months for an approved applicant to receive their first Social Security Disability payment. That does not reflect the amount of time it takes to submit your application and move it through the system toward approval. SSA administrators do have a method of speeding up this lengthy process for applicants with a presumptive disability.
If you have little or no resources and cannot meet your basic needs without support, our Social Security Disability team can help. Our team will help you prove your disability qualifies for this program, which can mean you will be able to get cash payments for up to six months while your application is still being processed.
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Get Our Team Involved in Your Case Right Away
If you are eligible to apply for disability, you may qualify for one of two programs. If you worked and participated in the SSD insurance program, you may get benefits through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program.
If you did not participate in the program but have no resources and a demonstrated financial need, you may qualify for the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. Our team will help you prove your disability with supportive medical evidence and ensure it meets the criteria for fast-tracking.
Our Social Security Disability Team Is on Your Side
You do not have to navigate the Social Security Disability system on your own. Our legal team will guide you throughout the process. When clients talk about working with our compassionate team, they share sentiments like the following:
- “After the initial consultation, we knew immediately this was whom we wanted to handle our case. Not only did she and her team exceed our expectations for legal services, but we were also treated like family as well. I would recommend Hannah Davies any day!” – Charles Dysart
- “She went above and beyond what needed to be done… She answered any questions I had… I was really nervous because I had never dealt with a lawyer before, but she made it easy, and it felt like talking to an old friend.” – Beth Hamrick
Read more client reviews on our testimonials page and see why we want to help you get the medical and financial benefits you are entitled to receive.
Applying for SSD Benefits? Call Us for a Free Consultation First
If you have a disability and qualify for SSD benefits, we can help you streamline the application process. Our team can help you uncover how you can get Social Security Disability benefits quickly, depending on what’s required for your situation. Call our Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC team at (828) 286-3866 today for a free consultation.