If a New York resident wishes to receive disability benefits from the Social Security Administration, they must submit an application and supporting materials to prove their need. After their application has been received by a field office for Social Security it may take weeks or even months for the applicant to receive notice of their approval or rejection. If their application is rejected they may spend more time appealing the decision and working to secure the support that they require.
Not everyone who needs Social Security disability benefits has the luxury of time to wait for a determination. Since some medical conditions are very aggressive, not all individuals may be able to wait patiently for the Social Security Administration to decide if their conditions are sufficiently severe to be considered disabling. When a condition is serious and identified by the Social Security Administration it may be placed on the compassionate allowances list.
A disease or disorder may receive compassionate allowance status if it by definition creates a disability in a sufferer. The Social Security Administration continuously reviews disorders to determine if they should be granted compassionate allowance status. When such status is granted then individuals who suffer from it may receive fast determinations and benefits from their applications.
Applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a stressful and time-consuming process. Readers are encouraged to discuss their questions and concerns with disability benefits' attorneys who can help them with their individual claims. This post does not offer its readers any legal advice and is provided only as an informative article on a specific subject under disability benefits law.