For those with more serious conditions that need attention quickly, the Social Security Administration announced earlier this month that they have placed 35 more medical conditions to the list of “Compassionate Allowances.” These are serious diseases and medical conditions which allows for quicker consideration for those who believe they have conditions that warrant benefits quickly. The SSA said that means there are now 200 of the most serious conditions on this fast track.
“We have achieved another milestone for the Compassionate Allowances program, reaching 200 conditions,” Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, said. “Nearly 200,000 people with severe disabilities nationwide have been quickly approved, usually in less than two weeks, through the program since it began in October 2008.”
While the complete list of diseases and illnesses that have been added can be viewed in full on the Social Security Administration’s website, some of those that were recently added include:
– Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
– Fatal Familial Insomnia
– Jervell and Lange-Nielsen Syndrome
– Nonketotic Hyperglycinemia
For the most part, diseases and illnesses on this list include adult brain disorders, rare disorders that may affect children and certain types of cancer.
It’s important these cases are supported by sufficient medical evidence. A memorandum should be prepared and submitted to the Social Security Administration requesting an approval on the record. Although the SSA will review the claimants cases of those who are seriously ill, our experience is that such issues must be brought to their attention by a legal brief. The Law Offices of Harold W Conick, & Associates are experts in the preparation of the appropriate legal memorandum requesting approval of disability benefits on the record, thereby avoiding the need of a hearing before a judge.