Do You Have A Serious Disability? The Compassionate Allowances (CAL) Process Can Help You Receive Benefits QuicklyBy Kenton Koszdin on August 17, 2018 | In Disability Insurance
President Eisenhower signed a bill amending the Social Security Act in 1956 into law on August 1, 1956. This bill provided monthly benefits to eligible disabled working individuals. The Social Security Act has been amended by Congress several times in the last sixty-plus years enacting legislation that has attempted to evolve with and meet the needs of disabled workers.
As the law has evolved to meet the needs of the disabled, one recurring complaint is that disability determinations take too long to reach a resolution. Congress responded by creating the Compassionate Allowances (CAL) Program to provide benefits quickly to disability applicants whose medical conditions are so serious that it’s indisputable that they would meet or equal an impairment listing.
The Compassionate Allowances Program is the Social Security Administration’s primary effort (SSA) to providing benefits expediently to applicants who have medical conditions that are so serious, their conditions unquestionably meet disability standards. The Compassionate Allowances (CAL) process quickly identifies diseases and other medical conditions that qualify under the Listing of Impairments based on minimal objective medical data.
The CAL allows the SSA to place its primary attention on the most obviously disabled individuals for allowances based on objective medical information that may be obtained without delay. Thus, individuals with severe impairments may theoretically receive benefits sooner than others afflicted with a less serious version of a similar impairment.
Every application for social security benefits requires the consideration of a substantial list of issues over the life of a case. It’s one matter to apply for and receive benefits, but it’s another to understand what happens after this occurs over the long road ahead. The Kenton Koszdin Law Office provides the necessary experience to represent and assist you throughout the entire process in Social Security Disability and workers’ compensation. Do you have any questions or concerns about how Social Security benefits affect your receipt of Medicare and/or Medicaid? If so, contact the Kenton Koszdin Law Office to get the Social Security help you need in the San Fernando Valley! Call 800-438-7734 or visit us online. Se habla espańol!