This Week In Social Security Disability News (August 17 – August 23) By Susan Kelley on August 22, 2014 in Disability News Here is a recap of the top stories in Social Security Disability News from this week: 1. What Are Compassionate Allowance Conditions: If you have a condition on the Compassionate Allowance List (CAL) you may get your SSD claim approved faster. 2. Lawyers Can Help SSD Applicants Avoid Fraudulent Cases: Having a SSD advocate or attorney on your side when applying for Disability Benefits can help applicants avoid fraudulent cases. 3. Common Reasons Your Social Security Disability Claim Could Be Denied: When applying for SSD it’s important to know why some claims are denied in order to avoid making the same mistakes. 4. Prostate Cancer and Social Security Disability Benefits: Do you or a loved one suffer from prostate cancer? If so, you may be eligible for benefits.