The following is from the Social Security Administration’s website and explains what Compassionate Allowances are as they pertain to Social Security Disability claims.  Below it I’ve provided a link to the list of conditions that qualify for a Compassionate Allowance.

Social Security has an obligation to provide benefits quickly to applicants whose medical conditions are so  serious that their conditions obviously meet disability standards.

Compassionate Allowances (CAL) are a way of quickly identifying diseases and other medical conditions that invariably qualify under the Listing of Impairments based on minimal objective medical information. Compassionate Allowances allow Social Security to target the most obviously disabled individuals for allowances based on objective medical information that we can obtain quickly. Compassionate Allowances is not a separate program from the Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income programs.

Here is a link to the list of Compassionate Allowances.

If a potential client has a condition on the Compassionate Allowance list, I usually will not accept the case since I believe they will be automatically approved and do not need to hire an attorney.  I provide a free consultation and help them in whatever way I can to ensure they receive the Social Security Disability benefits they deserve.

If you think you have a Compassionate Allowance condition and you file for and are denied Social Security Disability benefits, call me.  There may be a simple explanation as to why you were denied.  Recently I spoke with a person who had received a denial for a Compassionate Allowance condition.  Upon asking additional questions, we found that Social Security had not received medical records from the doctor who was treating the person for this severe condition.  Once Social Security received those records, the person was approved.

If you have questions about Compassionate Allowances or want to know if you should file for Social Security Disability benefits, call me at 865-602-2255.  I can be your East Tennessee Social Security Disability attorney.