Compassionate Allowances Conditions Update

Compassionate Allowances Conditions

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has a program in place to help those with dire need medical issues secure the benefits they need in a timely manner. This program, know as Compassionate Allowances, consists only of conditions that automatically meet the SSA’s definition of disability.



New Compassionate Allowances Conditions

Periodically, the SSA will add new Compassionate Allowances Conditions to its list. According to the SSA, these conditions are determined by using information received at public outreach hearings, comments received from the Social Security and Disability Determination Services communities, counsel of medical and scientific experts, and research with the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Recently, these 25 conditions were added to the list of Compassionate Allowances:

  • Angiosarcoma
  • Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor
  • Chronic Idiopathic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction
  • Coffin-Lowry Syndrome
  • Esthesioneuroblastoma
  • Giant Axonal Neuropathy
  • Hoyeaal-Hreidarssori Syndrome
  • Intracranial Hemangiopericytoma
  • Joubert Syndrome
  • Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis
  • Liposarcoma (Metastatic or recurrent)
  • Malignant Ectomesenchymoma
  • Malignant Renal Rhabdoid Tumor
  • Marchall-Smith Syndrome
  • Oligodendroglioma Brain Cancer – Grade III
  • Pallister-Killian Syndrome
  • Progressive Bulbar Palsy
  • Prostate Cancer – Hormone Refractory Disease – or with visceral metastases
  • Revesz Syndrome
  • Seckel Syndrome
  • Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome
  • Small Cell Cancer (thymus)
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma – with distinct metastases or recurrent
  • X-Linked Lymphoproliferative Disease
  • X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy

Applicants with a condition on the Compassionate Allowances list are encouraged to inform the SSA within their disability benefits application. If you forgot or fail to inform the SSA of your Compassionate Allowances Condition – it’s ok. The SSA’s disability determination services know what disabilities to look for and may treat your application as dire need.

Seeking Legal Help

When applying for Social Security Disability benefits, many people will rely on the help of a qualified legal representative. Advocates and attorneys know the ins and outs of the program and are dedicated to helping qualified applicants get the monthly benefits they deserve. One of the best features of hiring a legal representative is that most work on a contingency basis, meaning they only get paid if you are awarded benefits.

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