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Social Security Expands List Of Compassionate Allowances Conditions

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http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pressoffice/pr/ss-expands-compassionate-allowances.html

From: Robert P Walsh

Social Security Expands List of Compassionate Allowances Conditions

The Social Security Administration has added 13 new conditions involving the immune system and neurological disorders to its Compassionate Allowances program. This program speeds up disability decisions to make sure that Americans with the most serious disabilities receive their benefit decisions within days instead of months or years. The conditions include certain cancers, adult brain disorders, a number of rare genetic disorders of children, early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

This information was recently added to Disability.gov. To learn more visit https://www.disability.gov/benefits/news_%26_events.

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allan,

Thanks - great post - good update.

I've found this to add to it.

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/compassionateallowances/conditions.htm

Complete List of Compassionate Allowances Conditions

Note: Conditions highlighted in Red indicate the new conditions added on July 14, 2011.

1

Acute Leukemia

2

Adrenal Cancer - with distant metastases or inoperable, unresectable or recurrent

3

Alexander Disease (ALX) - Neonatal and Infantile

4

Alstrom Syndrome

5

Amegakaryocytic Thrombocytopenia

6

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

7

Anaplastic Adrenal Cancer - with distant metastases or inoperable, unresectable or recurrent

8

Aortic Atresia

9

Astrocytoma - Grade III and IV

10

Ataxia Telangiectasia

11

Batten Disease

12

Bilateral Retinoblastoma

13

Bladder Cancer - with distant metastases or inoperable or unresectable

14

Bone Cancer - with distant metastases or inoperable or unresectable

15

Breast Cancer - with distant metastases or inoperable or unresectable

16

Canavan Disease (CD)

17

Cerebro Oculo Facio Skeletal (COFS) Syndrome

18

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) - Blast Phase

19

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) - Adult

20

Cri du Chat Syndrome

21

Degos Disease, Systemic

22

Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

23

Edwards Syndrome (Trisomy 18)

24

Eisenmenger Syndrome

25

Endomyocardial Fibrosis

26

Ependymoblastoma (Child Brain Tumor)

27

Esophageal Cancer

28

Farber's Disease (FD) - Infantile

29

Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva

30

Friedreichs Ataxia (FRDA)

31

Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), Picks Disease -Type A - Adult

32

Fukuyama Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

33

Gallbladder Cancer

34

Gaucher Disease (GD) - Type 2

35

Glioblastoma Multiforme (Adult Brain Tumor)

36

Glutaric Acidemia Type II (Neonatal)

37

Head and Neck Cancers - with distant metastasis or inoperable or uresectable

38

Heart Transplant Graft Failure

39

Heart Transplant Wait List, 1A/1B

40

Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), Familial Type

41

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

42

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

43

Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (INAD)

44

Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses

45

Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)

46

Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa, Lethal Type

47

Kidney Cancer - inoperable or unresectable

48

Krabbe Disease (KD) - Infantile

49

Large Intestine Cancer - with distant metastasis or inoperable, unresectable or recurrent

50

Late Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses

51

Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Recipient

52

Leigh’s Disease

53

Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome (LNS)

54

Liver Cancer

55

Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL)

56

Maple Syrup Urine Disease

57

Merosin Deficient Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

58

Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD) - Late Infantile

59

Mitral Valve Atresia

60

Mixed Dementias

61

MPS I, formerly known as Hurler Syndrome

62

MPS II, formerly known as Hunter Syndrome

63

MPS III, formerly known as Sanfilippo Syndrome

64

Mucosal Malignant Melanoma

65

Neonatal Adrenoleukodystrophy

66

Niemann-Pick Disease (NPD) - Type A

67

Niemann-Pick Disease-Type C

68

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer - with metastases to or beyond the hilar nodes or inoperable, unresectable or recurrent

69

Ornithine Transcarbamylase (OTC) Deficiency

70

Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) - Type II

71

Ovarian Cancer - with distant metastases or inoperable or unresectable

72

Pancreatic Cancer

73

Patau Syndrome (Trisomy 13)

74

Peritoneal Mesothelioma

75

Pleural Mesothelioma

76

Pompe Disease - Infantile

77

Primary Cardiac Amyloidosis

78

Primary Progressive Aphasia

79

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

80

Pulmonary Atresia

81

Rett (RTT) Syndrome

82

Salivary Tumors

83

Sandhoff Disease

84

Single Ventricle

85

Small Cell Cancer (of the Large Intestine, Ovary, Prostate, or Uterus)

86

Small Cell Lung Cancer

87

Small Intestine Cancer - with distant metastases or inoperable, unresectable or recurrent

88

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) - Types 0 And 1

89

Spinocerebellar Ataxia

90

Stomach Cancer - with distant metastases or inoperable, unresectable or recurrent

91

Subacute Sclerosis Panencephalitis

92

Tay Sachs Disease - Infantile Type

93

Thanatophoric Dysplasia, Type 1

94

Thyroid Cancer

95

Tricuspid Atresia

96

Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

97

Ureter Cancer - with distant metastases or inoperable, unresectable or recurrent

98

Walker Warburg Syndrome

99

Wolman Disease

100

Zellweger Syndrome

- - - - - - - - - - -

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Press Office

For Immediate Release

410-965-8904

Social Security Expands Compassionate Allowances Conditions

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pressoffice/pr/ss-expands-compassionate-allowances.html

New Compassionate Allowances Conditions - Oct 2011

Malignant Multiple Sclerosis

Paraneoplastic Pemphigus

Multicentric Castleman Disease

Pulmonary Kaposi Sarcoma

Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma

Primary Effusion Lymphoma

Angelman Syndrome

Lewy Body Dementia

Lowe Syndrome

Corticobasal Degeneration

Multiple System Atrophy

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy

The ALS/Parkinsonism Dementia Complex

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There is very little compassion at VA

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I have Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and was granted SSD in less than 15 days.

Social Security investigators talked to my docters at Harry S. Truman Hospital in Columbia, MO and I was approved immediatly.

This was in January on this year and I have applied fot IU and am waiting on the VA for all this time NO HURRY - they can't even talk to thier own doctors

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