25 New CAL Conditions for Social Security Disability in 2014

CAL conditions for social security disability

The Social Security Administration (SSA) updates its list of Compassionate Allowances (CAL) every year, and the agency has announced the 25 new impairments that will now be regarded as CAL conditions. CAL conditions are those impairments determined by the SSA, medical and science experts and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as most likely to meet the agency’s definition of disability due to their severity. The CAL program expedites the Social Security disability (SSD) applications of those who have CAL conditions so that the Social Security disability process takes less time and they receive their Social Security disability benefits in a timely manner.

25 New CAL Conditions Added In 2014

The 25 new CAL qualifying conditions for Social Security disability are:

  1. Angiosarcoma
  2. Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor
  3. Chronic Idiopathic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction
  4. Coffin-Lowry Syndrome
  5. Esthesioneuroblastoma
  6. Giant Axonal Neuropathy
  7. Hoyeaal-Hreidarsson Syndrome
  8. Intracranial Hemangiopericytoma
  9. Joubert Syndrome
  10. Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis
  11. Liposarcoma- metastatic or recurrent
  12. Malignant Ectomesenchymoma
  13. Malignant Renal Rhabdoid Tumor
  14. Marshall-Smith Syndrome
  15. Oligodendroglioma Brain Tumor – Grade III
  16. Pallister-Killian Syndrome
  17. Progressive Bulbar Palsy
  18. Prostate Cancer – Hormone Refractory Disease – or with visceral metastases
  19. Revesz Syndrome
  20. Seckel Syndrome
  21. Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome
  22. Small Cell Cancer of the Thymus
  23. Soft Tissue Sarcoma – with distant metastases or recurrent
  24. X-Linked Lymphoproliferative Disease
  25. X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy

There are now a total of 225 impairments on the CAL conditions list. For many people, having a disease on the CAL list means they may be able to receive the payments they need in weeks instead of months or years, resulting in more lives being saved. Contacting an experienced Social Security disability advocate or attorney may help with your claim process in you suffer form a condition on the CAL list.

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