Americans Can Receive $3,333 Worth of Social Security Benefits Faster Under New Program Expansion – Do You Qualify?

THOUSANDS of Americans living with disabilities will find it easier to receive Social Security benefits.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced 12 new conditions to be covered by its Compassionate Allowances program.

An expansion of the Compassionate Allowances program is making it easier for thousands of Americans to claim disability benefits

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An expansion of the Compassionate Allowances program is making it easier for thousands of Americans to claim disability benefits

The initiative was launched in 2008 to ease Social Security disability claims for people who clearly qualify for benefits.

The program allows people with certain serious medical conditions, including most cancers, to receive benefits under an expedited process.

Unlike a typical application, the SSA authorizes benefits for people with covered medical conditions once they have medical records confirming the diagnosis.

According to the SSA, more than 800,000 Americans “with severe disabilities” have been awarded benefits under the program.

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The following conditions have been added to the Compassionate Allowance List in the latest expansion of the SSA:

  • Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma
  • Blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell regeneration
  • Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker disease
  • Microvillus Inclusion Disease – Child
  • Mowat Wilson Syndrome
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome with excessive blasts
  • NUT carcinoma
  • Pfeiffer Syndrome – Types II and III
  • Pontocerebellar hypoplasia
  • Posterior cortical atrophy
  • Renal amyloidosis – AL type
  • Sarcomatoid mesothelioma

Anyone with any of the above conditions will now receive a simplified Social Security Disability Claim.

“The Social Security Administration is committed to breaking down barriers and ensuring people who are entitled to benefits receive them,” Acting SSA Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi said in a statement.

“Our Compassionate Allowances program allows us to strengthen that commitment by speeding up the application process for people with the most severe disabilities.”

With these 12 additions, the Compassionate Allowances program now covers 266 medical conditions.

A complete list can be found on the SSA website.

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Americans claiming disability benefits may apply for disability insurance or Supplemental Security Income through the SSA.

The maximum SSDI benefit is $3,333 per month, while SSI beneficiaries can receive up to $1,261 per month.

Whether or not you qualify for an expedited application, you can apply for benefits online.

You can also call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213 Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

If you have a medical condition that is covered by the Compassionate Assistance program, you should be approved once the administration receives a copy of your medical records.

However, the average waiting time for other applicants is three to five months.

Keep in mind that there are a few ways you could potentially lose benefits.

If your income exceeds $1,040—or $1,740 for blind beneficiaries—you may be disqualified from receiving benefits.

You could also lose payments from the SSA if your condition improves to the point where you are no longer considered disabled.

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https://www.the-sun.com/money/6019809/social-security-disability-benefits-compassionate-allowances/ Americans Can Receive $3,333 Worth of Social Security Benefits Faster Under New Program Expansion – Do You Qualify?

CELINE CASTRONUOVO

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