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.
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 attorneys from Kalfus & Nachman 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.
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.
Talk to a Virginia Social Security Disability Attorney
The lawyers from Kalfus & Nachman 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.
Whether you’re preparing your first SSDI application, submitting your claim for Reconsideration or appealing a rejected claim, you have a greater chance of success with the help of a knowledgeable lawyer.
Attorneys at Kalfus & Nachman PC understand the complex SSDI application process and the information necessary to receive approval while maximizing the financial support you need for your condition. We also have a thorough knowledge of the appeals process and can help you assemble the additional information necessary to bolster your claim if you’ve been denied.
If you live in the Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach or Roanoke, Virginia, areas and need assistance filing your SSDI application or making an appeal, please contact Kalfus & Nachman PC by phone at (855) 880-8163 or through the form on this page to schedule a free consultation.