Social Security Expands Compassionate Allowance Program

On December 5, 2012, the Social Security Administration announced the addition of 35 new conditions to be added to its “Compassionate Allowance Program.” Compassionate Allowance is designed to streamline the adjudication process for conditions and diseases which are often life threatening and the need for Social Security Benefits is compelling and immediate.

Following is a listing of some of the newly added Compassionate Allowance conditions. Following are some of newly added conditions: Huntington’s Disease; Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Allen-Herndon-Dudley Syndrome; Aplastic Anemia; Beta Thalassemia Major; Caudal Regression Syndrome; Congenital Lymphedema; Dravet Syndrome:DeSanctis Cacchione Syndrome; Erdheim Chester Disease; Fatal Familial Insomnia; Fryns Syndrome; Hepatorenal Syndrome; Malignant Germ Cell Tumor; Menk’s Disease; Phelan-McDermid Syndrome; Roberts Syndrome; Usher Syndrome.

Social Security Disability Attorney and Lawyer Randy Zeldin, Esq. has offices in Ft. Lauderdale; West Palm Beach and Boca Raton.