The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced earlier this month the addition of three new Compassionate Allowances conditions to their Compassionate Allowances program. This brings the total number of conditions on the list to 228 impairments. Disabilities included on the Compassionate Allowance list represent the most serious disabilities that affect individuals. The purpose of the program is to expedite disability decisions, so individuals suffering from these severe diseases receive their benefit decisions more timely than other SSA applicants. The conditions added this month include:
- CACH – Vanishing White Matter Disease – Infantile and Childhood Onset Forms
- Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy
- Kleefstra Syndrome
The Compassionate Allowance program identifies claims that should easily meet SSA’s standards for disability. Several impairments will be found disabling based on diagnosis alone. Others must still meet certain criteria of severity.
If you or someone you know is unable to work due to a medical condition, please contact us for a free case evaluation!
Full list of Compassionate Allowances: https://www.ssa.gov/compassionateallowances/conditions.htm
By: Joyce Trudeau of Premier Disability Services, LLC®