During Heart Month, a Review of Social Security’s Compassionate Allowance Fast-Track

Recently, Social Security held a public Compassionate Allowances hearing on cardiovascular disease. Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue and leading experts on cardiovascular disease met to discuss possible methods to identify disabling cases and expedite those claims for both adults and children.

Social Security is committed to ensuring Americans with devastating illnesses receive benefits quickly. The Compassionate Allowances process is one of the initiatives to speed up the disability application process for people with severe conditions.

“This fiscal year, about 150,000 people will benefit from our fast-track disability processes,” said Astrue. See full article: