Agency Announces 25 New Compassionate Allowances Conditions

Last week, the Social Security Administration announced 25 new Compassionate Allowances conditions, including a dozen types of cancer, bringing the total number of conditions to 225.  The Compassionate Allowances program expedites disability decisions for people with the most serious disabilities to ensure that they receive their benefit decisions within days instead of months or years. The new conditions include disorders that affect the digestive, neurological, immune, and multiple body systems. A number of the new Compassionate Allowances conditions may be associated with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, including Coffin-Lowry syndrome, Hoyeaal-Hreidarsson Syndrome, Joubert Syndrome, Marshall-Smith Syndrome, Pallister-Killian Syndrome, Revesz Syndrome, Seckel Syndrome, Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome, and X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy.

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