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SSA announces addition of 35 more compassionate allowances

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSA on Friday, December 21, 2012.

For years now, people filing for disability benefits have had to wait in longer and longer lines as the list of claimants continues to grow. And even with the announcement of fast tracking applications, the backlog doesn’t appear to be shrinking as quickly as the Social Security Administration had hoped.

In another push to help disabled people collect their benefits faster, Michael J. Asture, the Commissioner of Social Security, announced this month that the SSA has added an additional 35 conditions to their Compassionate Allowances list. The Compassionate Allowances list is […]

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Which diseases qualify for Social Security disability benefits?

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Friday, August 17, 2012.

People often wonder, “If I have such-and-such disease, will I qualify for Social Security disability benefits?” Usually the answer is, “It depends.”

The Social Security Administration does have a compassionate allowances list, which identifies medical conditions that invariably qualify under the “listing of impairments” for benefits. The program was created so that people who are very sick can see their application process expedited.

There is a wide variety of diseases on the compassionate allowances list, including liver cancer, Perry Syndrome and juvenile onset Huntington Disease, just to name a few. The SSA […]

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Social Security adds 52 conditions to ‘compassionate allowances’

On behalf of Jeffrey Rabin of Jeffrey A. Rabin & Associates, Ltd. posted in SSD on Thursday, June 7, 2012.

The number of conditions that qualify as “compassionate allowances” to the Social Security Administration is growing. The compassionate allowances program was created so that the most severely disabled could receive their benefits faster. Now, many more conditions have been added to the list, which has grown considerably since its inception.

Effective in August, 52 conditions will be added to the compassionate allowances list, many of them rare diseases, cancers and neurological disorders. People with such conditions and qualify for compassionate allowances need to provide minimal medical information so that […]

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