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).
Department of Labor Officially Administers Black Lung Program
The Social Security Administration no longer administers any part of the Black Lung program (the 20 CFR Part 410 regulations relating to its administration were removed). Citation: Fed.
Additions to Social Security Disability's Compassionate Allowances List
The Social Security Administration has added 52 new medical conditions to its Compassionate Allowance List (CAL), allowing applications alleging these conditions to be expedited, starting in August
Streamlined Appeals and Decision Making for Social Security Disability in Some States
Applicants for Social Security disability or SSI should be aware that under a continuing "prototype test" for a redesign project, there are ten states that still don't require the reconsideration review as a first level of appeal.
New Social Security Disability COLA Increase for 2012
On January 1, 2012, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits will increase 3.6%, the first increase since 2009.