In the past everyone applying for Social Security Disability Benefits followed the same application process. Recently SS has modified the process for 50 diseases that fall in the Compassionate Allowance Conditions.
The SS website said:
"Compassionate allowances are a way of quickly identifying diseases and other medical conditions that invariably qualify under the Listing of Impairments based on minimal objective medical information. Compassionate allowances will allow Social Security to quickly target the most obviously disabled individuals for allowances based on objective medical information that we can obtain quickly."
You can check to see if your disease is on the list. Ovarian Cancer is one of the diseases!