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Alzheimer’s & The Compassionate Allowances Initiative

Published on September 18th, 2017

Because September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, it is important to educate those affected with Alzheimer’s on their disability benefit options. Did you know that early onset/younger-onset Alzheimer’s is one of the conditions listed under the Compassionate Allowances initiative? This means that those with the disease are given expedited access to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  Here is what you need to know:

What is the Compassionate Allowances Initiative?

The SSDI & SSI application is known to be a lengthy process.  However, the Compassionate Allowances Initiative (CAL) is a way to expedite the application process for those with medical conditions that are so severe that their conditions clearly meet Social Security’s definition of disability.  Unfortunately, this is not available for everyone affected with Alzheimer’s. The only specific Alzheimer’s disease that qualifies under CAL is early-onset Alzheimer’s.

Why is this important?

If you or a loved one has early-onset Alzheimer’s, you should not ignore this SSDI or SSI opportunity! The addition of early-onset Alzheimer’s to the list of Compassionate Allowances conditions means a simpler, more streamlined application process for benefits. Best of all, the process should result in receiving the benefits you deserve in an expedited manner!

How do I Apply?

Although the process is expedited, it is still a comprehensive legal process to apply. This is where a disability lawyer can become useful. If you are looking to apply for disability benefits, a disability lawyer near Maryville can help. If you are looking for a disability lawyer near Maryville, contact Miller & Drozdowkski, P.C. Our office is ready to help you or your loved one acquire the Social Security disability benefits you deserve! Schedule your free consultation at (865)-637-0515.

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