The Social Security Administration announced earlier this year that it has added 25 conditions to its Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Compassionate Allowances list.
People who qualify for SSDI may also get access to Medicare. Ordinarily, the process can take a while, especially if appeals are involved, but through the Compassionate Allowances list, the process is expedited. On average, people who go through the program are able to get benefit decisions in as little as 20 days.
So far, about 200,000 Americans have received benefits through the Compassionate Allowances program. Below is a list of conditions that were newly added:
- Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor
- Chronic Idiopathic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction
- Coffin-Lowry Syndrome
- Giant Axonal Neuropathy
- Hoyeaal-Hreidarsson Syndrome
- Intracranial Hemangiopericytoma
- Joubert Syndrome
- Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis
- Liposarcoma-metastatic or recurrent
- Malignant Ectomesenchymoma
- Malignant Renal Rhabdoid Tumor
- Marshall-Smith Syndrome
- Oligodendroglioma Brain Tumor – 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 of the Thymus
- Soft Tissue Sarcoma with distant metastases or recurren
- X-Linked Lymphoproliferative Disease
- X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy
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Even if your illness or disability is not on the Compassionate Allowances list, you can still qualify for SSDI benefits through the typical application process.
If you have questions about an application for disability benefits, do not hesitate to contact our Tulsa Social Security disability lawyers for a free evaluation of your case. You may also reach us by phone at (918) 265-1404.
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