As Dallas Social Security Disability attorneys, we are approached by individuals
with all kinds of illnesses and medical conditions. We’re frequently
asked, “Are some conditions automatically approved for Social Security
Unfortunately, the short answer is “no.” Just because someone
has a specific medical condition, such as cancer, cerebral palsy, or chronic
heart failure, it doesn’t translate to an automatic approval.
However, we cannot ignore that some medical conditions are recognizably
more serious than others. With that in mind, certain medical conditions
do receive faster decisions.
The Social Security Administration looks at more than just the person’s
medical condition, they must also review the applicant’s work history.
In order for someone to receive
Social Security Disability, they must have met the work requirements and “paid” into
If the applicant is interested in applying for need-based
Supplemental Security Income (SSI), he or she must meet the financial limits before their medical conditions
Serious Medical Conditions
Formal medical approval is
always required when applying for SSDI, however, some medical conditions are
so serious that they obviously meet the standards of a disability.
For the most serious of medical conditions, the Compassionate Allowances
(CAL) initiative expedites the processing of certain SSDI and SSI claims.
While CAL is an internal method that speeds up the medical decision, it
does not eliminate other requirements. For instance, an applicant may
receive a medical allowance very quickly under CAL, but the five-month
waiting period for SSDI is still applicable.
So, there are no “automatic medical approvals,” but the Social
Security Administration does have other methods for expediting the medical
One example is Wounded Warriors: under this program wounded military members
may receive expedited processing if their disability occurred while on
Another example is veterans who have received a Department of Veteran Affairs
compensation rating of 100 percent – they too may receive expedited
processing of their SSDI claim.
Contact The Zendeh Del Law Firm today!
To find out if you are eligible for expedited processing,
contact our office to schedule a consultation with a member of our legal team. With some
of the most respected qualifications in the field of law, you can be confident
that you are in very good hands!