Social Security Adds 12 New Conditions to Compassionate Allowances Program
On August 10, 2022, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that twelve new conditions will be added to the Compassionate Allowances program.
Adding to the list allows the SSA to ensure those with qualifying disabilities can quickly receive the disability benefits they need.
The following conditions were added to the list.
- Angioimmunoblastic T-cell Lymphoma
- Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm
- Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker Disease
- Microvillus Inclusion Disease – Child
- Mowat-Wilson Syndrome
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome with Excess Blasts
- NUT Carcinoma
- Pfeiffer Syndrome – Types II and III
- Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia
- Posterior Cortical Atrophy
- Renal Amyloidosis – AL Type
- Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma
What Are Compassionate Allowances?
The Compassionate allowances program was created to ensure individuals with severe disabilities are granted a decision on their case within days rather than the standard time. When someone applies for disability benefits, the typical time frame for an application to be awarded or denied is several months.
To be eligible for the Compassionate Allowances program, Social Security must identify that the applicant’s disease or condition meets their standard for disability. The program identifies claims when people apply for disability by using new technology that can easily identify potential Compassionate Allowances. This helps the SSA make a decision quicker.
Social Security selects Compassionate Allowances by using the information they receive from public outreach hearings and the counsel of medical and scientific experts. The list of Compassionate Allowances are disabilities that include but are not limited to various cancers, diseases and syndromes.
You can visit the SSA’s website here to see the full list of Compassionate Allowances.
Getting Help Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits
If you need help applying for Social Security Disability benefits, do not delay.
The process of being approved for these benefits can take several months.
If you feel you cannot work anymore, or do the work you once did, the time to apply is now.
An experienced attorney can help you apply today.
An application involving someone whose disability is on the list of Compassionate Allowances can be done quickly and efficiently when done by an experienced Social Security Disability attorney.
Let our firm help you get the benefits you deserve.