January 15, 2014
SSA Releases 25 New Compassionate Allowance Conditions
The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced 25 new Compassionate Allowances (CAL) conditions today, increasing the total number to 225. Claimants with these serious medical conditions receive expedited processing for their disability decision. Since implementing the CAL program, SSA has approved over 200,000 claimants that clearly met Social Security's definition of disability.
The 25 new CAL conditions are:
- 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 recurrent
- X-Linked Lymphoproliferative Disease
- X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy
A full list of conditions is available on SSA's website.
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