How to Get A Disability Application ‘Fast-Tracked’

How to Get A Disability Application ‘Fast-Tracked’

Question: I’ve heard there is a way for my daughter to get her disability application on the “fast track.” How does this work?

Answer: If your daughter has one of the more than 200 impairments on the Compassionate Allowances list at, her application might be “fast-tracked” for a decision. Compassionate Allowances make it possible for applicants to receive a decision on their disability applications within days, instead of months or years, as long as their medical conditions are so severe that they obviously meet Social Security’s definition of disability. Learn more at

This column was prepared by the Social Security Administration. For fast answers to specific Social Security questions, visit

Author: Tribune News Service

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