The Social Security Administration announced the addition of 35 more compassionate allowance conditions to fast-track the process for applying for disability benefits.
There are now 200 conditions on the list of compassionate allowances, which include diseases and other serious medical conditions that automatically qualify an applicant for disability benefits if the criteria are met. Applicants with one of these conditions can receive a decision on their social security disability benefits within days rather than weeks.
Conditions on the list include certain types of cancers, brain disorders, and other severe health problems. These conditions are considered to be so severe that Social Security Administration examiners do not need to fully develop an applicant's work history to make a decision on the claim.
The new conditions added to the compassionate allowances list are:
1. Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
2. Adult Onset Huntington Disease
3. Allan-Herndon-Dudley Syndrome
4. Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma
5. Aplastic Anemia
6. Beta Thalassemia Major
7. Bilateral Optic Atrophy - Infantile
8. Caudal Regression Syndrome - Types III and IV
9. Child T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma
10. Congenital Lymphedema
11. DeSanctis Cacchione Syndrome
12. Dravet Syndrome
13. Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma
14. Erdheim Chester Disease
15. Fatal Familial Insomnia
16. Fryns Syndrome
17. Fulminant Giant Cell Myocarditis
18. Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
19. Hepatorenal Syndrome
20. Jervell and Lange-Nielsen Syndrome
22. Malignant Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
23. Malignant Germ Cell Tumor
24. MECP 2 Duplication Syndrome
25. Menkes Disease - Classic or Infantile Onset Form
26. NFU-1 Mitochondrial Disease
27. Non-Ketotic Hyperglcinemia
28. Peritoneal Mucinous Carcinomatosis
29. Phelan- McDermid Syndrome
30. Retinopathy of Prematurity - Stage V
31. Roberts Syndrome
32. Severe Combined Immunodeficiency - Childhood
33. Sinonasal Cancer
34. Transplant Coronary Artery Vasculopathy
35. Usher Syndrome - Type I
Michael J. Astrue, commissioner of Social Security, said that nearly 200,000 people with severe disabilities have been approved for benefits quickly, usually within two weeks, through the compassionate allowances program since it began in 2008.
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