Learning that you’re disabled and won’t be able to return to work for at least the next year is traumatic. Now, imagine how you’d feel if you find out that you have a condition that means you won’t ever return to work and that is likely going to lead to your death. This is a very difficult situation to be placed in, but there are people who have to go through it.
If you’re one of the individuals who has a condition that’s likely to lead to your death and are unable to work, you may opt to file for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). When you do this, you should ensure that you accurately report your medical condition. The Social Security Administration uses specialized software to single out the applications that contain a condition that’s on a special list known as the Compassionate Allowances list.
Applications that contain a condition on the list are fast-tracked through the process because these conditions are considered serious enough that they automatically qualify. This can lessen the amount of time that you have to wait for an approval, which means that you’ll likely get benefits much sooner than if you had to go through the standard process.
Because the application process for SSDI can be complicated, it’s a good idea to work with an attorney who has experience with these matters. Not only can this help you to ensure that you have everything done correctly on the initial application, but it can also benefit you if you have to file an appeal of a decision regarding your application.