Individuals who become injured or ill and are unable to work may be able
to file for
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. This program provides much needed financial support for basic
necessities and expenses in the event that a person should become disabled.
While the financial benefits of this program can be invaluable, the waiting
period for approval can sometimes be extremely lengthy – especially
for those who attempt to apply on their own without the assistance of
a knowledgeable SSDI lawyer.
While some people may be able to endure this inconvenience without much
of an impact, for others, waiting may not be an option. SSDI benefits
may be a person’s only source of income after an accident or sudden
illness, causing them to rely on these funds to stay afloat. In situations
such as these, individuals may be able to expedite their SSDI filing through the
Compassionate Allowance Program.
Also known as the CAL program, the Compassionate Allowance Program created
a list of more than 100 diseases and conditions that cause “obvious
impairment” without the need for considerable medical examination.
In simple terms, this program lets the
Social Security Administration (SSA) identify those who unfailingly qualify for benefits and process their
applications first. The CAL program is not separate from SSDI or SSI,
but is rather an alternate way of seeking the same benefits without as
much red tape to go through.
Some of the conditions included in the CAL program include:
- Several types of cancer (liver, adrenal, brain, etc.)
- Erdheim Chester Disease
- Fatal Familial Insomnia
- Leigh’s Disease
- Mixed dementias
The full list of eligible conditions can be viewed at
https://www.ssa.gov/. The CAL program is constantly being updated to include new medical conditions.
If you suffer from a debilitating condition not listed, do not assume
that you do not qualify for CAL expedition as it may be added to the list
in the near future. An attorney can help maximize your chances of approval
and help you gain access to your entitled benefits as quickly as possible.
If you suffer from a condition you believe warrants you to have access
to your benefits sooner, the Reno Social Security Disability lawyers at
Disability Action Advocates can help. With more than 20 years of dedicated
legal experience, we know your rights and we know how to get the results you need.
Call (888) 401-3920 or schedule a complimentary case review
today to discuss your legal options.