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Prostate Cancer Added to List of Expedited Conditions

The Social Security Administration (SSA) considers some ailments and diseases to be more serious than others. That is why the SSA has a list of conditions which qualify for expedited attention. This means that applicants with these particular conditions will be able to receive attention faster and have the potential to obtain benefits on a quicker track. Also, these applicants receive attention quicker and this means that they will get a response to their application quicker.

Prostate cancer is now one of the conditions in the Compassionate Allowances list. There are now 12 cancers on this list which qualify for the expedited attention. Claims typically take three to five months to process, but the Compassionate Allowance conditions can facilitate an answer within days, instead of months.

The SSA says that about 200,000 Americans are on disability after being approved through the swifter process. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States, and is treatable. If a beneficiary is insured, then he can receive SSDI benefits. This is paid based on an individual's financial need. If you want more information, don't hesitate to contact a SSDI attorney at the firm right away.