New Conditions Added to the Compassionate Allowance List

Posted August 24, 2018 by Premier Disability Services, LLC®

Combined Effects of ImpairmentsThe Social Security Administration (SSA) has a compassionate allowance program.  This program is designed to provide an expedited case processing for individuals who file for Social Security Disability benefits and who are diagnosed with a medical impairment that qualifies for a compassionate allowance.  SSA has compiled a list of medical conditions[1] that are considered severe enough that a determination must be expedited.  In most cases, a diagnosis of a condition on this list results in an award of benefits.

On 08/20/2018, SSA added five medical conditions to the compassionate allowance list.[2]  These conditions are Fibrolamellar Cancer, Megacystis Microcolon Intestinal Hypoperistalsis Syndrome, Megalencephaly-Capillary Malformation Syndrome, Superficial Siderosis of the Central Nervous System, and Tetrasomy 18p.

While many of the conditions on the compassionate allowance list are rather rare, they are extremely serious.  If you are diagnosed with a condition on this list, and you wish to file for Social Security Disability benefits, it is important that you clearly indicate your diagnosis on your application so that you are given the expedited processing of your claim that you deserve.

For the complete list of conditions that qualify for a compassionate allowance, click the link below.



By: Devon Brady of Premier Disability Services, LLC®