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Social Security Administration Adds 35 More Compassionate Allowance Conditions for Fast-Tracking Disability Benefits

The Social Security Administration announced the addition of 35 more compassionate allowance conditions to fast-track the process for applying for disability benefits.

 person in a wheelchair at a medical appointmentThere are now 200 conditions on the list of compassionate allowances, which include diseases and other serious medical conditions that automatically qualify an applicant for disability benefits if the criteria are met. Applicants with one of these conditions can receive a decision on their social security disability benefits within days rather than weeks.

Conditions on the list include certain types of cancers, brain disorders, and other severe health problems. These conditions are considered to be so severe that Social Security Administration examiners do not need to fully develop an applicant’s work history to make a decision on the claim.

The new conditions added to the compassionate allowances list are:

  1. Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  2. Adult Onset Huntington Disease
  3. Allan-Herndon-Dudley Syndrome
  4. Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma
  5. Aplastic Anemia
  6. Beta Thalassemia Major
  7. Bilateral Optic Atrophy – Infantile
  8. Caudal Regression Syndrome – Types III and IV
  9. Child T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma
  10. Congenital Lymphedema
  11. DeSanctis Cacchione Syndrome
  12. Dravet Syndrome
  13. Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma
  14. Erdheim Chester Disease
  15. Fatal Familial Insomnia
  16. Fryns Syndrome
  17. Fulminant Giant Cell Myocarditis
  18. Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  19. Hepatorenal Syndrome
  20. Jervell and Lange-Nielsen Syndrome
  21. Leiomyosarcoma
  22. Malignant Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
  23. Malignant Germ Cell Tumor
  24. MECP 2 Duplication Syndrome
  25. Menkes Disease – Classic or Infantile Onset Form
  26. NFU-1 Mitochondrial Disease
  27. Peritoneal Mucinous Carcinomatosis
  28. Phelan- McDermid Syndrome
  29. Retinopathy of Prematurity – Stage V
  30. Roberts Syndrome
  31. Severe Combined Immunodeficiency – Childhood
  32. Sinonasal Cancer
  33. Transplant Coronary Artery Vasculopathy
  34. Usher Syndrome – Type I

Michael J. Astrue, commissioner of Social Security, said that nearly 200,000 people with severe disabilities have been approved for benefits quickly, usually within two weeks, through the compassionate allowances program since it began in 2008.

North Carolina Social Security Disability Lawyers

If you have been denied for Social Security disability benefits, the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin may be able to help you. Call 1-866-900-7078 for a free evaluation of your case.