Social Security Adds Three Health Conditions to the Compassionate Allowance List.

The Social Security Administration has added three new Compassionate Allowances conditions:

CACH--Vanishing White Matter Disease-Infantile and Childhood Onset Forms

Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy, and

Kleefstra Syndrome

Compassionate Allowances are a way to quickly identify serious diseases and other medical conditions that meet Social Security's standards for disability benefits.

The Compassionate Allowances program identifies claims where the applicant’s disease or condition clearly meets Social Security’s statutory standard for disability. Many of these claims are allowed based on medical confirmation of the diagnosis alone, for example pancreatic cancer, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and acute leukemia.

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