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New Compassionate Allowance Conditions Announced by Social Security Administration

By Kenton Koszdin Law Office on January 27, 2014 | In Social Security Disability

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced that it is adding 25 new Compassionate Allowances conditions to assure that Americans with the most pressing disabilities receive benefits in an expedited manner.

What exactly is a Compassionate Allowance?

Basically, the SSA has deemed 225 conditions, including the new ones just added, as so severe that those who suffer from them may be able to receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits in a matter of days, rather than waiting months or even years.

“We are dedicated to providing vulnerable Americans with faster access to disability benefits through our Compassionate Allowances program,” said Acting Commissioner Carolyn Colvin. “Social Security disability benefits are a vital lifeline for individuals who are facing severe diseases and we must ensure that they receive the benefits they rightly deserve.”

According to SSA, some 200,000 Americans have already benefitted from this fast-track program.

The newly-allowed conditions include a dozen cancers, as well as digestive, neurological, and immune disorders. To see a full list of the new Compassionate Allowances conditions, check out the SSA website.

Probably the most high profile Compassionate Allowance added to the SSA list is prostate cancer, which prompted Congressman Elija Cummings (D-MD) to comment, “Working with constituents fighting this disease, I know just how life-altering it can be, as well as how many will benefit from this change in policy.”

Do you have questions as to whether you or a loved one qualifies for a Compassionate Allowance? The Kenton Koszdin Law Office in Los Angeles can answer your questions and help you get the SSDI benefits you deserve.

Call us toll-free at (800) 438-7734 or contact us online today. Your no-obligation consultation is free.

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