In 2011 new Compassionate Allowances for Social Security Disability claims were added to Social Security’s list of medical conditions that allow disabled individuals to get their disability decisions expedited when they apply for disability benefits.
Compassionate Allowances are a list of diseases and other medical conditions that, by definition, meet Social Security’s standards for disability benefits. Individuals with these conditions get their claims processed faster so they can receive benefits sooner.
With the 12 conditions added in July, the number of conditions on the list now numbers 100. Compassionate Allowances primarily consist of certain cancers, adult brain disorders, severe heart diseases and some rare disorders that affect children.
12 New Compassionate Allowances for Social Security Disability Claims
The following heart conditions were added to the list of Compassionate Allowances. Disability benefits will be awarded for anyone with these conditions as long as there is medical documentation confirming the condition.
- Aortic Atresia
- Eisenmenger Syndrome
- Endomyocardial Fibrosis
- Heart Transplant Graft Failure
- Heart Transplant Wait List – 1A/1B
- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
- Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Recipient
- Mitral Valve Atresia
- Primary Cardiac Amyloidosis
- Pulmonary Atresia
- Single Ventricle
- Tricuspid Atresia
If you are planning to apply for disability benefits and have at least one of the 100 Compassionate Allowances, be sure that your application clearly indicates that a Compassionate Allowance is one of your conditions. Failing to do so could result in unnecessary delays in receiving your benefits.
At Richard I. Feingold & Associates, P.C., we offer a Free Consultation to new clients. Please take advantage of this offer and have us review your case and application before you apply for disability benefits. Most likely we can save you from unnecessary delays and frustration as you go through the application process.
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