New conditions added to the Compassionate Allowances Program

The Social Security Administration announced earlier this week that 52 new conditions will be added to its Compassionate Allowances Program. The conditions will go into effect this August and mainly concern neurological disorders, cancers, and rare diseases.

The Compassionate Allowances Program was designed in 2008 to quicken the Social Security Disability Insurance approval process by fast-tracking the applications of people whose conditions  clearly qualify them for assistance. The 52 new conditions will increase the list to a total of 165 conditions.

Since its creation, the Compassionate Allowances Program has quickly approved 173,000 people for SSDI. Nearly 61,000 people with debilitating conditions were approved by the program in the last fiscal year alone. For a full list of the new conditions, click here.

If you or your loved ones have become disabled and unable to work, contact the Social Security disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office at (317) 634-8565.