Social Security Adds 25 New Compassionate Allowances for Fast Disability Decisions
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.