Social Security Disability and Early Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease in Arizona
By Attorney Nicholas Wearne
Snow, Carpio & Weekley
There are an estimated 5.4 million in the United States living with Alzheimer’s disease. The disease is associated with old age but there are an unfortunate few who are affected by the disease before the age of 65 during their prime working years.
Those who are affected by the disease before age 65 are diagnosed with Early Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease. The disease is terminal and it cannot be stopped or cured. While at first, a person may be able to work the disease will eventually take over affecting a person’s work life as well as their personal lives.
Compassionate Allowance List
Normally, to apply for social security disability, you must go through a rigorous application process and must prove that you are unable to work. Proving that you are unable to work involves:
- getting doctors’ notes stating what your work restrictions are
- what can often be a vicious back and forth with the Social Security Administration
Fortunately for those with Early Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease, there is a compassionate allowances list. This is a list of serious, terminal, and rare diseases created by the Social Security Administration and it includes Early Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease. If you have a disease on the list of compassionate allowances you automatically qualify for social security benefits by law. For a complete list of the compassionate allowances check out the social security website. https://www.ssa.gov/compassionateallowances/conditions.htm
If you or a loved one have Early Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease and yet are still being denied benefits by the Social Security Administration in Arizona or if you have any condition on the compassionate allowances list and would like help with your application, please contact Snow, Carpio, and Weekley for a free consultation.
For more information on Workers’ Compensation or Social Security Disability, please contact Snow, Carpio & Weekley toll-free at 855-325-4781 or visit our website at www.workinjuryaz.com. We serve the entire State of Arizona and have offices located in Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma, and Lake Havasu City.