In many cases in which a Georgia resident is seeking Social Security disability benefits, the wait time is unavoidable as the Social Security Administration assesses the case and decides whether to approve or deny the claim. For some, their situation is so dire that they need to get the decision and the benefits in a more expedited way. Knowing when and how this can be done is critical to a case.
The Compassionate Allowances program lets the SSA decide on a case that is obviously disabling and, even if the generally required wait time is adhered to, will likely result in an approval. One condition that warrants inclusion in Compassionate Allowance program is pancreatic cancer. It is important to understand key information about this based on the SSA's rules.
When a person has a tumor in the pancreas, it is often malignant and exceedingly difficult to cure. Cures of pancreatic cancer are considered rare, but it is possible if it is found early enough and it did not spread. There are other available treatments that can control the spread of the disease and let the person live for a longer duration that he or she normally would and do so comfortably.
Symptoms of pancreatic cancer include the person feeling pain in the upper back or abdomen; having jaundice; feeling weak; losing appetite, being nauseous and vomiting; and losing weight. To decide whether to approve benefits or not, the SSA only needs to have a pathology report. This can help to render a decision faster so the SSD benefits can begin.
Receiving a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is hard for a person and the family to deal with. When there are concerns about treatment and making ends meet, Social Security disability benefits for illnesses may be an alternative. Time is of the essence with a difficult disease like pancreatic cancer. With Compassionate Allowances and the expediting of the process, the applicant can have a decision and get the benefits faster than they otherwise would.