Birmingham Alabama Disability Attorneys Compassionate Allowances

If you live in the Birmingham Alabama Metropolitan area* and believe that you are disabled given a physical or mental condition, chances are you will be denied after your initial application. The Social Security Administration does not have the personnel or resources to ensure that they receive a complete copy of everyone who applies for Social Security Disability benefits or SSI benefits medical records, especially now given the government's cutbacks. However, the Social Security Administration has a special set of rules-called Compassionate Allowances. Compassionate Allowances are a way of quickly identifying diseases and other medical conditions that invariably qualify under the Listing of Impairments based on minimal objective medical information. Compassionate Allowances allow Social Security to quickly target the most obviously disabled individuals for allowances based on objective medical information that they can obtain quickly.

In our next few blogs, we will list those conditions which fall under the Compassionate Allowance guidelines.

Malignant Multiple Sclerosis,

Mantle Cell Lymphoma,

Maple Syrup Urine Disease,

Merosin Deficient Congenital Muscular Dystrophy,

Metachromatic Leukodystrophy-Late Infantile,

Mitral Valve Atresia,

Mixed Dementias,


Mucosal Malignant Melanoma, Multicentric Castleman Disease,

Multiple System Atrophy,

Neonatal Adrenoleukodystrophy,

Niemann-Pick disease-Type A,

Neimann-Pick Diseaset-Type C,

Non Small Cell Lung Cancer-with mestastases to or beyond the hilar nodes or inoperable, unrescectable or recurrent,

Ornithine Transcarbamylase Deficiency,

Osteogenesis Imperfecta-Type II,

Ovarian Cancer-with distant mestastases or inoperable or unresectable,

If you have been medical documented with one of these conditions, hopefully you will be awarded Social Security Disability benefits or SSI benefits, but should you be denied, don't despair and don't give up; call an experienced Birmingham Alabama Social Security Disability Attorney to help you appeal your decision. The Birmingham Alabama Disability Attorneys at Powell and Denny would be happy to speak with you about your claim for Disability benefits.

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* includes Fairfield, Bessemer, Hueytown, Center Point, Leeds, Vestavia Hills, Hoover, Mountain Brook, Alabaster, Pelham, Tarrant City, Gardendale, Fultondale, Adamsville, Sterrett, Roebuck, Trussville, Springville, Kimberly, Hayden, Morris, Mt. Olive, Sayre, Summiton, Adger, McCalla, Helena, Westover, Graysville, Pinson, Montevallo and everywhere in between.

Birmingham Alabama Disability Attorneys Compassionate Allowances