Social Security Compassionate Allowance Additions

September 26, 2018

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 severe medical condition that is expected to last at least one year, or result in death. More than 500,000 people with serious disabilities have been approved through this fast-track disability process, and the list of conditions is currently at 233 and growing. This list includes diseases such as pancreatic cancer, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and acute leukemia.

 

The purpose of the Compassionate Allowances program hurries is help to those with the most severe conditions. For more information you should go to the SS website for a full list

 

You should also keep in mind that if you are currently on Social Security Disability and your condition is getting worse, if your case is being reviewed under a continuing disability review (CDR) you can use the fact that your medical condition would qualify as a compassionate allowance and you should still be eligible for Social Security Disabilty.

 

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