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Can a Specific Medical Problem get you Approved for Disability in Illinois?




 
When I first heard of fast tracking certain social security disability and SSI disability cases based on claimants having specific impairments, I was very skeptical. After all, how can you gauge the severity of any medical condition without first gathering, reading, and evaluating a disability claimant's medical records?

Think about it. Even for individuals who have just suffered a heart attack or a stroke, there is no automatic approval for SSD or SSI, just as there is no award for temporary disability through the social security administration. In all cases, a claimant has always been required to meet the social security definition of disability, in all its aspects.

In the case of stroke and heart attack, claimants have been required to prove (via their medical evidence) that their residual functional capacity (remaining ability to engage in work activity), months after the event, is insufficient to allow them to engage in work that delivers a sustainable wage.

All of this may be changing, however. The Compassionate Allowance Initiative would allow the social security administration to identify certain cases in which specific impairments are present. When present, a confirmed diagnosis of the impairment would lead to a claimant being approved for disability in either the social security disability or SSI program (or in both programs if the claim is concurrent).

What conditions will the compassionate allowance initiative include? According to one source, it may include acute leukemia and pancreatic cancer.

Will this type of program really save claimants a significant amount of time in the processing of their cases? At the initial claim level (the disability application level), this is a bit debatable. After all, a disability examiner would still be required to obtain the basic medical evidence that confirms the alleged impairment. And it is the process of gathering records that typically delays a case.

However, cases that are approved in Illinois at the initial claim level via this program would immediately be taken out of the loop of having to go through the reconsideration appeal process and then the disability hearing appeal process, two components of the system that, taken together, often consume over two years of time (time which most applicants for disability cannot afford and for whom the unreasonable wait is financially devastating).















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Filing for disability in Illinois

Applying for disability in Illinois

How do you apply for Social Security Disability or SSI in Illinois

Filing for disability in Illinois, when to file

After you apply for Social Security Disability or SSI in Illinois

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Filing Illinois request for reconsideration after denied

Will I Qualify For Disability Benefits in Illinois?

Options after Social Security Disability is Denied in Illinois

Hiring a Qualified Disability Lawyer in Illinois

Do you need a lawyer for a Disability Claim in Illinois?




Disability attorneys, lawyers in Illinois

Choosing a Disability Attorney in Illinois

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Social Security Disability Representatives and help in Illinois

Social Security Claims and Disability Lawyers in Illinois




Illinois disability appeals

Filing a disability appeal in Illinois

Which disability appeal to file in Illinois

How many disability appeals do you get in Illinois?

Getting a Disability Appeal on time in Illinois




Eligibility, approvals, and qualifications in Illinois

How to Qualify for Social Security Disability or SSI in Illinois

Can a Specific Medical Problem get you Approved for Disability in Illinois?

Eligibility and Qualifications for Disability in Illinois

Can you get disability approved in Illinois at the reconsideration level?




Miscellaneous questions about SSD SSI in Illinois

Can you get disability in Illinois on your first try?

How many Social Security Disability and SSI cases get denied in Illinois?

Disability denial in Illinois, when to get a lawyer

Social Security Disability Waiting period in Illinois

Will I lose my SSDI SSI disability benefits in Illinois when my case is reviewed?




Illinois disability hearings

How to Prepare for a Disability Hearing in Illinois

Odds of disability approval in Illinois better at a hearing vs reconsideration

Illinois disability attorney representation after being denied




Illinois mental disability

Approved for disability in Illinois with a mental condition

Mental testing for an SSDI or SSI disability claim in Illinois

Filing for Disability with depression in Illinois




Illinois disability decisions

Who makes the SSD or SSI decision in Illinois

How long does it take to get a disability decision in Illinois?

What is the Social Security Disability decision making process in Illinois?




Illinois disability, working and work credits

Work credits in Illinois to be covered for Social Security disability

How to get your disability status in Illinois

If you get and receive disability benefits in Illinois, can you work?

Can you apply for social security disability or SSI in Illinois if you are working?




Illinois disability denials

Why is Social Security Disability and SSI Denied in Illinois?

Denied on a Disability Reconsideration in Illinois

Illinois Disability Claim was Denied, Should I Reapply?

Denied the second time for Social Security Disability in Illinois