the average life span of this illness, I am less than four years away from that age. Should i still get an attorney and will getting my doctor to fill out social security paperwork help?
You should consult with an experienced social security attorney right away, to protect your rights.
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The Commissioner of Social Security has published a list of diagnoses that will entitle a claimant to an expedited hearing process. There are many conditions on that list. Representation by an experienced Social Security disability practitioner could make a great difference in your case. If you do not know such an attorney, request a referral at www.nosscr.org Ask your attorney to locate that list and check for your condition.
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Depending on your illness and its severity, you may meet or equal a listed impairment. Talk to a Social Security disability attorney who can help you obtain the paperwork you need from doctors and health care providers to maximize your chances for approval. Best wishes!
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Below is a link to the SSA webpage for Compassionate Allowances, which provides the list of 200 conditions SSA presently recognizes as entitled to a fast-track approval process. Even if your condition is not one of those listed, you should consult with an attorney in your area; and ensure with your doctor that your condition is sufficiently documented. Good luck.
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