What are Compassionate Allowances?

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has an obligation to speed up the application process for people with medical conditions that are so serious that they obviously meet the SSD disability requirements. Compassionate Allowances (CAL) are SSA’s list of diseases and conditions that obviously meet disability requirements based on quickly obtainable objective medical information. If an applicant’s condition is on the CAL list, the SSA application and approval process for SSD benefits should go more quickly.