Compassionate Allowances List: 5 Conditions AddedBy Katherine L on October 4, 2018 | In Social Security Claims Process
The Social Security Administration recently announced the addition of 5 conditions to the Compassionate Allowances program.
This program helps those with severe health conditions receive their Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits quickly. Since 2008, the Compassionate Allowances program has built a list of 233 incredibly severe conditions such as terminal cancers, adult brain disorders, and severe genetic disorders.
SSDI applicants with these diseases or conditions are put on the “fast track” for approval since they clearly meet Social Security’s standard for disability. To date, more than 500,000 people with disabilities have qualified for SSDI benefits under the Compassionate Allowances program.
New Additions to the Compassionate Allowances Program
The 5 rare health conditions that have been added to the program are:
- Fibrolamellar cancer
- Megacystis Microcolon Intestinal Hypoperistalsis Syndrome
- Megalencephaly-CapillaryMalformation Syndrome
- Superficial Siderosis of the Central Nervous System
- Tetrasomy 18p
The Social Security Administration gathers information from the public as well as counsel from medical and scientific experts and research with the National Institutes of Health, among other sources, to assess additions to the Compassionate Allowances list. Anyone may submit a potential candidate for the program at this Social Security website.
You can find a complete list of Compassionate Allowances conditions here.
The Compassionate Allowances Process
Applicants with a disease or condition on the Compassionate Allowances list may be approved in as little as 10 days. In 2018, the average wait time for these applications is 19 days.
The application process is the same as for all SSDI claims. Medical records must support the claim of a Compassionate Allowances condition. To cut through the time it may take a medical provider to send your records to the Social Security Administration, a claims examiner may call your treating doctors directly. Any medical records that can support your condition such as a biopsy report will help expedite your application.
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