Social Security has added 25 new medical conditions to its compassionate allowance list. The compassionate allowance program allows disability applicants who have a diagnosis of a severe or terminal disease to be granted disability benefits right away. This latest addition brings the total number of compassionate allowance conditions to 225.
The new conditions are:
Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor
Chronic Idiopathic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction
Giant Axonal Neuropathy
Liposarcoma- metastatic or recurrent
Malignant Renal Rhabdoid Tumor
Oligodendroglioma Brain Tumor- Grade III
Progressive Bulbar Palsy
Prostate Cancer - Hormone Refractory Disease - or with visceral metastases
Small Cell Cancer of the Thymus
Soft Tissue Sarcoma- with distant metastases or recurrent
X-Linked Lymphoproliferative Disease
X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy
The full list of CAL conditions can be found in Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability.