Getting the Compassionate Allowance screening right is important because that program and a related program, the Quick Disability Determination Program, "provide people with disabilities facing devastating illnesses the security of knowing that they and their families have income to rely on, and remove one worry people face during a very challenging, scary time," Larin said.
One Social Security Administration study has shown that about 82,000 applicants were found eligible for the Compassionate Allowance and Quick Disability Determination programs in 2008 and 2009, Ekman said.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has issued a final regulation to extend the quick disability determination (QDD) process to all state disability determination services.
The quick disability determination has been very successful and efficient so far in New England, and I am happy to say it will help people filing for disability benefits anywhere in the U.
They also will set up a Quick Disability Determination procedure for claims that are likely to be awarded (see QUICK DISABILITY DETERMINATION).
QUICK DISABILITY DETERMINATION * Intended to identify possible obvious awards * Computer program selects cases * Medical records must be readily available * Cases referred to special reviewing section * Decision, if favorable, within 20 days of receipt by special section Source: Douglas I.