Compassionate Allowances: Five Conditions Added to Fast Track

Processing disability claims quickly and accurately is important to us.  It is through this commitment to you that we use the Compassionate Allowances program to help us identify and fast-track cases where people have medical conditions and diseases that are most likely to meet Social Security’s standards for disability benefits.

In August, we added five conditions — Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumors, GM1 Gangliosidosis – Infantile and Juvenile Forms, Nicolaides-Baraister Syndrome, Rubinstein-Tybai Syndrome, and Secondary Adenocarcinoma of the Brain — to this essential list.  Additions to the list allow us to ensure that anyone with qualifying disabilities can receive the benefits they need quickly.

“Social Security’s top priority is to serve the public, and we remain committed to improving the disability determination process for Americans,” said Commissioner Saul.  “Our Compassionate Allowances program gets us one step closer to reaching our goals by helping us accelerate the disability process for people who are likely to get approved for benefits due to the severity of their condition.”

The Compassionate Allowances program quickly identifies claims where the applicant’s condition or disease clearly meets our statutory standard for disability.  Due to the severe nature of many of these conditions, these claims are often allowed based on medical confirmation of the diagnosis alone.  To date, more than 600,000 people with severe disabilities have been approved through this accelerated, policy-compliant disability process.  Over the last decade, the list has grown to a total of 242 conditions, including certain cancers, adult brain disorders, and a number of rare disorders that affect children.

We incorporate leading technology to identify potential Compassionate Allowances and make quick decisions.  When a person applies for disability benefits, we must obtain medical records in order to make an accurate determination.  Our Health IT brings the speed and efficiency of electronic medical records to the disability determination process.  With electronic records transmission, we are able to quickly obtain a claimant’s medical information, review it, and make a determination faster than ever before.

Please share the Compassionate Allowances program with friends and family who may need these vital benefits.

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97 thoughts on “Compassionate Allowances: Five Conditions Added to Fast Track

  1. Still have not received the Economic Impact Payment of $1,200.00. Instead of depositing it directly to my bank account in the U.S. the payment must have been sent to my 1040 address in Guatemala where the postal system has been indefinitely suspended.
    Evelio Santiago Cuadrado, SS *** – ** – ***.
    (502) 5318-2063 cuadradoevelio@hotmail.com

  2. Await your action and solution. Please process my inquiry through the proper channels so that I have the $1,200.00 Economic Impact Payment credited to my U.S. bank account, as it was originally intended. Have already contacted your IRS Austin Refund Inquiry Unit in Auxtin, Texas on May 10, 2020 and June 1, 2020, having not received any reply or action.

  3. I received a stimulus around April. I’m on SSD. I don’t earn enough to file taxes. However my mom died in January of 2019 so I did have to file her 2018 taxes. Should I have qualified to recieve a stimulus check for filing taxes in 2019 for the taxes in 2018?

  4. I recieve suplamentry insurance. I am 54 and recieve my $1200. There is a possablity that I qualifi throufg EDD for a special program that would give me more money. Would that cansel my $900 I already recive to live on?

    • Hi Gina, thanks for using our blog. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a needs based program so a change in your income and assets can affect your benefits and it must be reported. You can call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can contact your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

  5. I am on SSI but I had 2 major heart surgeries2:2hearrt valves replacements & Pacemaker Implant simultaneously…, am I eligible to file SSDI on account of my current situation. Let me know please. Thank you

    • Hi Aida, thanks for using our blog. We pay disability benefits through two programs: the Social Security Disability Insurance program (SSDI) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. To qualify for SSDI benefits, you must have worked long enough and recently enough in jobs covered by Social Security (usually within the last 10 years). To find out if you’re insured for SSDI, you can call us at 1-800-772-1213 for assistance or you can contact your local Social Security office. Please look for the general inquiry telephone number at the Social Security Office Locator. The number may appear under Show Additional Office Information. Please be aware that our call wait times are longer than normal. We hope this information helps.

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