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Are there any expedited ways to receive Social Security disability benefits in Pennsylvania?

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Thankfully, for those individuals who have a serious medical condition, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has two programs that expedite applications for disability benefits. The two fast-track programs are Quick Disability Determination (QDD) and Compassionate Allowances (CAL).

Both systems utilize specific technology to identify individuals with the most severe disabilities and illnesses, allowing the SSA to expedite claim processing while maintaining a high level of accuracy.

The positives of these programs allow the SSA to approve some claims for Social Security disability in a matter of days instead of months by traditional means. The CAL program focuses on a specific list of illnesses and disabilities that allow for expedited processing. The list includes dozens of disabilities including many cancers, blood disorders and traumatic brain injuries.

The QDD uses a computer-based predictive model to scan through applications and find those that appear to have a high likelihood of approval and medical evidence is readily available. This is where proper supporting medical evidence is crucial to a Social Security disability claim. By providing the information up front, you may cut out a lot of unnecessary waiting and denials.

It can be difficult to coordinate all your medical records, ensure your doctors are appropriately documenting your condition, while attempting to improve your health. Placing your trust in an experienced Social Security disability lawyer will take the pressure off you, allowing you to focus on your health. Your first consultation is free and an attorney only receives payment when you successfully receive benefits. Call the Philadelphia Social Security disability law firm of Mednick, Mezyk & Kredo at 888-807-WORK (9675) for a free consultation today.