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New Port Richey Social Security Attorney Guides You Through the Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowance Program

When you have a serious disability, you need expedited assistance through the Compassionate Allowance program

Every disability should be taken seriously, but there are some disabilities which are exceptionally debilitating and can quickly lead to financial catastrophe without immediate financial assistance. The Social Security Administration understands this, and offers an expedited review process of certain applications known as the Compassionate Allowance program (CAL). When you or a loved one’s disability is severe enough to qualify for the CAL, you need to have someone on your side, fighting to ensure that the process works for you. I’m attorney Joseph Rooth, an experienced New Port Richey Social Security attorney. I have helped many people with disabilities quickly receive the Social Security disability benefits and Compassionate Allowance benefits they deserve.

It is important to remember that disabled individuals who qualify under the CAL can receive expedited Social Security benefits, but are not entitled to receive expedited benefits. Any number of issues – such as a lack of medical documentation, a medical examination request, a question as to whether the disability qualifies under the CAL, or even random quality assurance reviews – can stop you from quickly receiving the help you need. With offices in New Port Richey, Spring Hill, Seminole, and Clearwater, I fight to ensure that Tampa Bay area residents receive expedited Social Security disability benefits they need.

The Compassionate Allowance program is tied to other Social Security disability benefits processes

When talking about the CAL, it is important to understand that qualifying applicants will not receive extra benefits. Rather, the idea behind the CAL is to cut through some of the timing obstacles and red tape associated with applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Therefore, the process for applying under the CAL is the same process as applying for SSDI or SSI benefits. Though there is an added sense of urgency, the same application and government agency-review pitfalls exist when applying under the CAL. With higher stakes, it is even more critical to have an experienced and knowledgeable practitioner on your side when applying for benefits under the CAL. When you have the Rooth Law Firm on your side, I will carefully and efficiently assist you in the application process – while relying on a career’s worth of knowledge.

There are so many potential disabilities, that you might wonder which disabilities already quality under the CAL. Such disabilities include:

  • Many forms of cancer;
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI);
  • Stroke;
  • Multiple organ transplants;
  • Early onset Alzheimer’s disease;
  • Schizophrenia;
  • Certain cardiovascular diseases; and
  • Many other disabilities.

It is also important to note that the Social Security Administration adds new disabilities to the CAL list on an annual basis. At the Rooth Law Firm, it is my business to understand which disabilities qualify for the CAL and to advocate for you accordingly.

Contact knowledgeable New Port Richey Social Security attorney today for a free consultation and more information about the Compassionate Allowance program

Certain disabilities deserve faster relief from the Social Security administration. When you or a loved one is in need of expedited assistance, do not leave anything to chance, or the whims of a government agency. Instead, contact me at the Rooth Law Firm to schedule an appointment today at 727-849-3400 or online.

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