Social Security Adds 35 New Compassionate Allowance Conditions for Expedited Disability Decisions

The Social Security Administration has added 35 new medical conditions to its Compassionate Allowance List (CAL). CAL conditions entitle a disability applicant to an expedited decision on disability benefits (SSDI or SSI). The Compassionate Allowance list includes many cancers, ALS, and early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

The following additions bring the total number of conditions that qualify for compassionate allowance treatment to 200. The full list of CAL conditions can be found at These conditions went into effect December 1, 2012.

New Compassionate Allowances Conditions

  1. Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  2. Adult Onset Huntington Disease
  3. Allan-Herndon-Dudley Syndrome
  4. Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma
  5. Aplastic Anemia
  6. Beta Thalassemia Major
  7. Bilateral Optic Atrophy- Infantile
  8. Caudal Regression Syndrome –
    Types III and IV
  9. Child T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma
  10. Congenital Lymphedema
  11. DeSanctis Cacchione Syndrome
  12. Dravet Syndrome
  13. Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma
  14. Erdheim Chester Disease
  15. Fatal Familial Insomnia
  16. Fryns Syndrome
  17. Fulminant Giant Cell Myocarditis
  1. Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  2. Hepatorenal Syndrome
  3. Jervell and Lange-Nielsen Syndrome
  4. Leiomyosarcoma
  5. Malignant Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
  6. Malignant Germ Cell Tumor
  7. MECP 2 Duplication Syndrome
  8. Menkes Disease - Classic or Infantile Onset Form
  9. NFU-1 Mitochondrial Disease
  10. Non-Ketotic Hyperglcinemia
  11. Peritoneal Mucinous Carcinomatosis
  12. Phelan- McDermid Syndrome
  13. Retinopathy of Prematurity - Stage V
  14. Roberts Syndrome
  15. Severe Combined Immunodeficiency - Childhood
  16. Sinonasal Cancer
  17. Transplant Coronary Artery Vasculopathy
  18. Usher Syndrome - Type I