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What Conditions Automatically Qualify You for Disability?

Leavitt Meunier Law LLC Sept. 6, 2023

Preparing an application for disability benefits is complicated. Since the process can often be time-consuming and fraught with problems, many people wonder if there are conditions that automatically qualify them for disability payments. Remember that automatic qualification does not mean you do not have to file an application. However, what it does mean is that the approval process is usually expedited.

If you are facing the possibility of applying for disability payments from Social Security, you should contact Leavitt & Meunier Law LLC right away. We can help determine if your disability is among the list of qualifying disabilities which are included to help expedite the process.

What Does it Mean to Automatically Qualify for Disability

Automatic qualification means certain qualifying disabilities receive faster treatment. In general, applications for disability take upwards of five months, in most cases, not less than three months. In the case where someone's disability falls in the "automatic qualification" category, approval could come within a month of submitting an application with the required documentation. While there is never a guarantee of speed, one of the best ways to ensure that everything runs smoothly is to submit complete and accurate information as quickly as possible.

You must still provide a complete and accurate application and the proper medical documentation for your claim to be considered for faster processing. Those who have qualifying disabilities should seek the assistance of a disability attorney from Leavitt & Meunier Law, LLC, for help with the disability application process.

Can I Prove I Automatically Qualify for Disability?

To prove that you automatically qualify for disability, you will be required to fill out an application for disability as well as a medical form. Your physician will have to validate your diagnosis and may be asked for your prognosis as well as information on how the illness or injury has impacted your overall life. This can feel intimidating, but it is the best way to ensure that your application is handled appropriately.

List of Qualifying Conditions for Disability:

There is an extensive list of conditions that are qualifying conditions for disability and have the potential for expedited determination. Some of the qualifying medical  conditions include:

  • Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease

  • Esophageal Cancer

  • Gallbladder Cancer

  • Head and Neck Cancers - with distant metastasis or inoperable or unresectable

  • Hydranencephaly

  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)

  • Multiple System Atrophy

  • Pancreatic Cancer

  • Thyroid Cancer

  • Organ Transplants

  • Blindness

Keep in mind that this is not an extensive list of the qualifying medical conditions that may help you apply and get approval in an expedited manner. The best way to proceed is to work with an experienced disability application attorney. This will help ensure that your initial application is complete and that the necessary medical records are included. This can help prevent unnecessary delays or rejections.

At Leavitt & Meunier Law, LLC, we have years of experience handling disability claims. We understand the importance of making sure applications are filled out completely and accurately. We can also help with the collection of medical evidence to support your claim.

Leavitt & Meunier Law LLC Has the Representation You Deserve

Facing a permanent disability often leaves people feeling helpless. Too often, they need to figure out where to turn for assistance. At Leavitt & Meunier Law, LLC, we have experience representing people who qualify for consideration for an expedited application based on qualifying disabilities. We also have experience handling applications for those who have any disability. Contact our Metairie Louisiana office today or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation. We will work tirelessly to help you get the benefits you need.