What does a critical case review look like?

I have previously discussed expediting Social Security disability cases for Dire Need. I recently came across the worksheet that Social Security uses when evaluating these cases:

This includes consideration of the following issues:

  • Terminal illness.
  • Wounded warrior.
  • Compassionate allowance.
  • Dire need.
  • Suicidal/homicidal ideation cases.

Critical Case Review
Here is a link to the HALLEX for the form. Note: this a form Social Security uses internally. You do not need to use this to request consideration as a critical case. All you need to do is write a letter to the SSA office working on your case and state why the case should be expedited. Of course, the reason(s) should fall into one areas discussed above.