Social Security Adds 25 Diseases to Compassionate Allowances Program
Although the disability claims process can be arduous, certain medical conditions qualify for a program that allows for a much quicker resolution (through a fast-track system). Diseases that fall under Compassionate Allowances “invariably” meet the requirements necessary for Social Security disability.
Over time, Social Security Administration (SSA) has continued to add to the list of medical conditions that fall under Compassionate Allowances. More recently, 25 additional diseases have been included, which brings the total number of qualifying conditions to 225.
These recent additions include several types of cancers (such as prostate) and disorders that affect the immune, digestive, neurological and multiple body systems. Conditions that fall under Compassionate Allowances provide a faster approval process for applicants.
The following are the 25 conditions recently added to Compassionate Allowances:
- atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor
- chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudo obstruction
- Coffin- Lowry syndrome
- giant axonal neuropathy
- Hoyeaal-Hreidarsson syndrome
- intracranial hemangiopericytoma
- Joubert syndrome
- leptomeningeal carcinomatosis
- liposarcoma- metastatic or recurrent
- malignant ectomesenchymoma
- malignant renal rhabdoid tumor
- Marshall-Smith syndrome
- oligodendroglioma brain tumor- grade III
- Pallister-Killian syndrome
- progressive bulbar palsy
- prostate cancer – hormone refractory disease – or with visceral metastases
- Revesz syndrome
- Seckel syndrome
- Sjogren-Larsson syndrome
- small cell cancer of the thymus
- soft tissue sarcoma- with distant metastases or recurrent
- X-linked lymphoproliferative disease
- X-linked myotubular myopathy
Whether it’s a condition that does or does not fall under Compassionate Allowances, it’s important to understand how the disability claims process works. This can eliminate unnecessary delays. It’s important to have all relevant documentation and records to ensure a smoother process. One way to avoid running into problems is to work with a representative. Contact the Disability Help Group at 1-(800)-800-3332.