13 New Compassionate Allowances Quickly Qualify for Disability Benefits

Health Care

Thirteen more medical conditions involving the immune system and neurological disorders will be added to the list of Compassionate Allowances in December 2011 that, by definition, meet the Social Security Administration’s standards for disability benefits. This will bring the total to 113 diseases and medical condition that are fast-tracked. It allows Americans with the most serious disabilities to get their benefit decisions within days instead of months or years.

The new Compassionate Allowances cover the following conditions:

  1. Malignant Multiple Sclerosis
  2. Paraneoplastic Pemphigus
  3. Multicentric Castleman Disease
  4. Pulmonary Kaposi Sarcoma
  5. Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  6. Primary Effusion Lymphoma
  7. Angelman Syndrome
  8. Lewy Body Dementia
  9. Lowe Syndrome
  10. Corticobasal Degeneration
  11. Multiple System Atrophy
  12. Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  13. The ALS/Parkinsonism Dementia Complex
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