Compassionate Allowances-These conditions are serious enough to establish disability at SSA

On July 14, 2011, Commissioner Astrue held an event at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, room 106, at 10:00 a.m. in Washington D.C. to announce the addition of 12 new conditions to the Compassionate Allowances list of conditions. This addition brings the number of Compassionate Allowances conditions to 100.

The Compassionate Allowance Initiative is designed to quickly identify diseases and other medical conditions that invariably qualify under the Listing of Impairments based on minimal, but sufficient, objective medical information.

In a way, this is an exception to the general rule that a diagnosis alone will not establish disability.

Below is a list of the first 10 conditions.  This is not a “top 10”  The actual list of 100 is an alpha list.  Click on the doctor to go to the SSA website for the full list of conditions.

1
Acute Leukemia
2
Adrenal    Cancer – with distant metastases or inoperable, unresectable or    recurrent
3
Alexander    Disease (ALX) – Neonatal and Infantile
4
Alstrom Syndrome
5
Amegakaryocytic Thrombocytopenia
6
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
7
Anaplastic    Adrenal Cancer – with distant metastases or inoperable, unresectable or    recurrent
8
Aortic Atresia
9
Astrocytoma – Grade III and    IV
10
Ataxia Telangiectasia
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