The Social Security Administration has expanded its Compassionate Allowance Initiative, to include early stage Alzheimer’s Disease, primary progressive aphasia and mixed dementia. This Initiative is an attempt to streamline the Social Security application process, for diseases and disabilities which generally meet the criteria to receive benefits.
Social Security Disability attorney, Randy Zeldin, Esq., with offices in Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, applauds the move. It is estimated that there are over 5.3 million Americans with Alzheimer’s Disease and most, if not all of these individuals, will eventually quality for Social Security.
Commissioner MIchael Astrue has done a great job in trying to improve the speed of the backlogged Social Security application process, according to Randy Zeldin, attorney at law. It is vital for the U.S. Congress to increase funding for the Social Security Administration, according to Social Security attorney Randy Zeldin, Esq. People who worked for much of their lives, shouldn’t have to wait up to two years to get benefits.