Social Security Compassion Allowance Program

Compassion Allowance Program

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. Social Security’s Compassionate Allowance program has expanded to include 200 disabling conditions.

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