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Kentucky Social Security Disability Benefits Lawyer with The Frank Jenkins Law Office Voices Support for Recent Expansion of Compassionate Allowance Program
Date:12/14/2012

Lexington, Ky. (PRWEB) December 14, 2012

Lexington Social Security disability benefits lawyer Frank M. Jenkins III today praised the recent addition of 35 illnesses to the Social Security Administration’s list of medical conditions that qualify for fast-tracking under the Compassionate Allowance program, but he warned that Social Security disability applicants still face a complex application process even if their condition is listed.

“While adding more illnesses to the Compassionate Allowances list will give thousands of disabled people quicker access to the benefits they need and deserve, it doesn’t change the fact that the SSD application process is fraught with complexity and pitfalls,” said Jenkins, who has dedicated his practice to helping disabled workers and individuals obtain the Social Security disability benefits they are entitled to.

“It’s important for Social Security Compassionate Allowance applicants to seek guidance from a qualified SSD benefits attorney to help them through the process,” Jenkins said. He practices with the Frank Jenkins Law Office in Lexington, which serves clients throughout Kentucky.

Last week the Social Security Administration announced the addition of 35 illnesses to the list of Compassionate Allowances, bringing the total number to 200. The program began in 2008 with 50 medical conditions.

Social Security uses the Compassionate Allowances list to quickly identify conditions that meet its standards for SSD benefits. The program fast-tracks disability benefits decisions, o
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