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Social Security Compassionate Allowance Additions

For years Social Security has been struggling with backlogs in hearing Social Security Disability claims. A program that has had success is the Compassionate Allowance program. The purpose of this program is to fast track individuals who have illnesses that are severe, to avoid the long delays. Social Security Added on August 20, 2018, five new conditions to their compassionate allowance program. Fibrolamellar Cancer, Megacystis Microcolon Intestinal Hypoperistalsis Syndrome (MMIHS), Megalencephaly Capillary Malformation Syndrome (MCAP), Superficial Siderosis of the Central Nervous System, and Under the Social Security Act, an individual is considered disabled if he/she can’t work due to a s

Processing Delays with Social Security Continuing Disability Reviews

There are many steps in the continuing disability review process (CDR). Social Security has just completed an audit of the reconsideration phase of the process. This phase is not a complete number for all of the cdrs pending. The Social Security Administration (SSA) discontinues benefits when a CDR reveals an individual no longer meets the medical requirements for disability. Individuals may appeal this determination. The first step in the appeal process—a pre-hearing case review at the reconsideration level—is a new, independent evaluation of all the evidence. The Social Security Act allows individuals to continue receiving benefits during a medical cessation appeal. However, SSA assesses o

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