Some health conditions allow you to qualify for Social Security disability benefits if you have medical proof of a diagnosis and meet certain qualifications for a compassionate allowance. In this way, some disabilities may seem “pre-approved” for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
Getting Benefits By Meeting the Criteria in the Blue Book
The Social Security Administration publishes a list of qualifications you must meet in order to qualify for benefits. This list is called the Blue Book. In some cases, you may only need to provide proof of your diagnosis to meet the qualifying impairment provisions.
We can provide proof of your condition by submitting your medical records, which should support your medical diagnosis. The records may pertain to:
- Clinical and laboratory testing
- Medical imaging
- Surgery and biopsy
- Medical notes and findings
- Information on treatment and outcome
When you submit your claim for Social Security disability benefits, you will need to fill in information about your medical care providers, hospitals, and clinics. The team from Berger and Green can help you compile this information and ensure you have it all in order before you submit your application. This is vital to getting approved for benefits. The Office for Disability Determination Services must have this information before it can approve your claim.
You Can Fast Track Some Applications
In some cases, proof of a certain diagnosis or impairment can allow your claim to be fast-tracked for approval. The Compassionate Allowance program speeds up approval for some serious, life-threatening conditions. You can find the Compassionate Allowance conditions on the Social Security Administration website.
These claims are not automatically approved, however. They must still undergo the same scrutiny as other applications. You must still have the medical evidence necessary to prove your diagnosis and impairment. However, your application will get priority consideration and may receive approval more quickly. The Office for Disability Determination Services is committed to helping those with a terminal illness get the disability benefits they deserve.
Let Us Help You File Your Claim For Disability Benefits
At Berger and Green, our team of Social Security disability attorneys can help you understand how the disability claims process works. We can prepare and file your Pittsburgh application with the local field office. We can also file your appeal if the Office of Disability Determination Services denies your initial application. Call our office today at 412-661-1400 for a free case review and consultation.
While we cannot guarantee you will get approved for benefits, we can:
- Gather information about your care providers for your claim
- Ensure your application is complete and ready to submit
- File your claim with the local Social Security field office
It is important to know that more than half of all initial claims receive a denial. If this happens to you, we can file an appeal if time permits and guide you through the process of fighting for your benefits. This can take a year or more, but you can recover back pay if we get you approved for benefits.
If the Social Security Administration already denied your claim, call or text us today at 412-661-1400. We will act quickly to ensure you meet the deadline for filing an appeal.
Talk to a Pittsburgh Social Security Disability Attorney
The lawyers from Berger and Green know what it takes to get you approved for Social Security Disability Insurance and/or Supplemental Security Income benefits. We can file your initial claim, attempt to get it marked for the Compassionate Allowance program, and file an appeal, if necessary.
We may also be able to pursue additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim on your behalf. If your injuries and impairments occurred because of an accident, let us review the case and determine if we can pursue compensation for your injuries.
Call or text our office today at 412-661-1400 for your free case consultation.