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Social Security Compassionate Allowances

In order to speed up the processing of Social Security Disability claims, the Social Security Administration (SSA) implemented the Compassionate Allowances program in 2008. The program is intended to expedite the initial claim process for those individuals deemed to have a disabling condition that qualifies as a Compassionate Allowance.

The SSA has compiled a list of 88 disabling conditions that qualify for the Compassionate Allowance program. If you have medical documentation to prove that you have one of the qualifying conditions, your initial claim will automatically be flagged by the SSA and processed in 3 weeks.

Listed below are the conditions that qualify for an expedited application process. Please click on the name of the condition for more information on how to apply for disability benefits when suffering from that specific condition:

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