Social Security Administration Adds 25 New Compassionate Allowances Conditions

On January 15, 2014, the Social Security Administration announced 25 new Compassionate Allowances conditions, including a dozen cancers, bringing the total number of conditions to 225. The Compassionate Allowances program expedites disability decisions for Americans with the most serious disabilities to ensure that they receive their benefit decisions within days instead of months or years. New conditions include the following:Angiosarcoma Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor Chronic Idiopathic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction Coffin- Lowry Syndrome Esthesioneuroblastoma 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 MyopathyPlease contact me with any questions about a compassionate allowance claim or with your disability questions. You can reach me at 573-761-1600. Read the full...