Proven ways to fast track your SSD claim

On Behalf of | Jul 15, 2022 | Social Security Disability

There are a wide number of illnesses and disorders that can fast track your SSD claim. As an Oklahoma resident, you can make use of certain tactics in order to begin expediting the process. You can apply for a Social Security program called Compassionate Allowance (CAL) that can shorten the time to a few days.

Terminal stage patients get first priority

You can get your Social Security Disability benefits much faster if you happen to be suffering from a condition that has reached the terminal stage. For example, you may suffer from a case of cancer that has metastasized. If this is the case, you can apply to get your benefits fast tracked. This is also the case if you are currently in hospice care.

There may also be certain types of situations that don’t involve a terminal diagnosis or even any specific disease. However, if you have a low birth weight infant or are at risk of being homeless, you can apply for a fast tracking of your benefits.

Severe mental or physical impairments also qualify

You can also apply to get your Social Security Disability benefits fast tracked if you suffer from one of 15 listed conditions that involve an intellectual or physical impairment. These include having a limb amputated, Down syndrome, HIV/AIDS, or total blindness or deafness. Conditions of this kind are classed as presumptive disabilities. They can qualify you for six months of benefits while your claim is being processed.

Veterans who are on active duty can qualify

Another group of people who can qualify to get their SSDI benefits fast tracked are veterans who become disabled while on active duty. This disability does not need to have occurred in the course of a military action. It can have taken place while you were on leave. To qualify, your injury must have happened on or after Oct.1, 2001. You can get your application processed much faster if you notify Social Security that your condition dates from your time of service.