Thursday, February 20, 2014

New Compassionate Allowances Conditions

The Social Security Administration just released the following press release about the compassionate allowance program.  This program allows those with very serious medical conditions to get their benefits faster.

This month, Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, announced 25 new Compassionate Allowances conditions, including a dozen cancers. This brings the total number of conditions to 225.

The Compassionate Allowances program expedites disability decisions for Americans with the most serious disabilities to ensure that they receive their benefit decisions within days instead of months or years. To date, almost 200,000 people with severe disabilities have been approved through this fast-track disability process.

“We are dedicated to providing vulnerable Americans with faster access to disability benefits through our Compassionate Allowances program,” said Acting Commissioner Colvin. “Social Security disability benefits are a vital lifeline for individuals who are facing severe diseases and we must ensure that they receive the benefits they rightly deserve.” 

Learn more by reading the press release, where you’ll find a list of the new Compassionate Allowances conditions.

For more information on the Compassionate Allowances program, including a full list of conditions, please visit

New Compassionate Allowances Conditions

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

To see the rest of the compassionate allowance medical conditions you can visit the SSA website or my page on Social Security compassionate allowance.