Compassionate Allowances Program

Thousands of Americans become disabled and thus, unable to work every year. Luckily, the Social Security Administration administers benefits to people with eligible disabilities. Regrettably, applying for and obtaining benefits can be a difficult and time-consuming process.

The Program

Enter the Compassionate Allowances program. This is a program that allows the Social Security Administration to make swift determinations for people with the most severe disabilities so that they can get the support they need in a timely manner.

Qualifying Conditions

Only certain conditions are eligible for the compassionate allowances program. A few examples include:

  • Advanced or aggressive cancers

  • Chromosomal abnormalities

  • Adult brain disorders

  • Rare pediatric illnesses

The Social Security Administration provides an ongoing list of conditions eligible for expedited disability approval. This list allows the Social Security Administration to make decisions without delay and may grant approval in a matter of weeks rather than months.

If you believe you have a condition that should qualify for the program that is not on the list, the Social Security Administration allows you to submit the name of your condition for consideration to be added onto the list. If you wish to submit your condition to be added to the list, click here.

The Right Attorney Can Help

If you believe that your disability qualifies as a serious disorder, it is a good idea to have an attorney aid you in expediting the process. Our award-winning team at Rubin & Badame, Attorneys at Law can provide you with the experienced and reliable counsel you need. Don’t hesitate to contact our accomplished firm with your case right away. After all, it is your health on the line.


Call the Pennsylvania lawyers at Rubin & Badame, Attorneys at Law today at (610) 382-5200 to speak with an accomplished attorney about your case.

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