Social Security Further Expands Compassionate Allowances

In 2008, the Social Security Administration started the Compassionate Allowance Program. The idea was to specify certain conditions and diseases which were significantly disabling and merited prompt attention. Under the program, applicants with the specified conditions are able to receive benefits within days, rather than weeks, months or years.

Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of the Social Security Administration, recently announced the expansion of the list, to include 52 additional disorders. Primary, these are cancers, neurological diseases and other rare disease conditions. Since the program began, over 173,000 individuals receive benefits from prompt adjudications. In the past fiscal year alone, 63,000 persons with severe disabilities received prompt and favorable dispensation of Social Security Benefits.

Social Security Attorney and Lawyer, Randy Zeldin, applauds Commissioner Michael J. Astrue for the expansion of the Compassionate Allowance Program, which now includes 165 conditions, with promises of additional expansion. Randy Zeldin, Esq. represents individuals seeking Social Security Disability in Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and throughout Palm Beach and Broward Counties.

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