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New Compassionate Allowance Conditions Added by the SSA

According to the Active Commissioner of Social Security, there are 25 new compassionate allowance conditions that will affect SSI and SSDI applications across the nation. The program expedites applications for those with the most serious disabilities to ensure that they get an answer within days or weeks. This helps these individuals to start planning their lives with their SSDI allowance, instead of waiting in limbo for what could be months or years.

This situation applies to senior citizens, aged 65 or older, who are blind or disabled and have limited income or resources. New conditions listed as compassionate allowance conditions include disorders that affect the immune system and the neurological or digestive systems. Also, some involve multiple body systems. Here are some of the illnesses that were announced as compassionate allowance conditions in the release:

  • Intracranial Hemangiopericytoma
  • Coffin- Lowry Syndrome
  • Marshall-Smith Syndrome
  • Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis
  • Joubert Syndrome
  • Esthesioneuroblastoma
  • Oligodendroglioma Brain Tumor- Grade III
  • Malignant Renal Rhabdoid Tumor
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma- with distant metastases or recurrent
  • Progressive Bulbar Palsy
  • Pallister-Killian Syndrome
  • Small Cell Cancer of the Thymus
  • Revesz Syndrome
  • X-Linked Lymphoproliferative Disease
  • Liposarcoma- metastatic or recurrent
  • Hoyeaal-Hreidarsson Syndrome
  • Giant Axonal Neuropathy
  • Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome
  • X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Seckel Syndrome
  • Chronic Idiopathic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction
  • Malignant Ectomesenchymoma

About 200,000 people have been approved for SSDI through the compassionate allowance program. The program uses modern technology to help the SSA locate applications listing a condition that easily meets the SSA standards for disability. When an application is located, it is quickly reviewed and then approved so that the individual can receive his or her SSDI payments faster. If you think that you should be included in the Compassionate Allowance program, talk with a hardworking lawyer at our Texas SSDI firm to get more information!