Didn’t Find the Disability You Were Looking For?

If you didn't find the disability of your interest listed in our fact sheets or in IDEA's disability categories, don't give up quite yet. We have three specific suggestions! Look within IDEA's definitions Is it a rare disorder? Use the SEARCH box   ________________________ Suggestion 1: Check the alphabetical list below to see if the disability is listed there. Many of IDEA's disability categories and definitions explicitly mention … [Read more...]

SSA benefits and compassionate allowances

Social Security has an obligation to provide benefits quickly to applicants whose medical conditions are so serious that their conditions obviously meet disability standards.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 … [Read more...]

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