Compassionate Allowances Program Now Has 25 New Conditions For 2014
In a new announcement, the Social Security Administration revealed that it has added 25 new conditions to its Compassionate Allowances program. The announcement was made by Carolyn W. Colvin, acting Commissioner of the Administration. The 25 new conditions bring the program’s total to 225. Of the new conditions, 12 are various forms of cancer.
12 Cancers Added to Compassionate Allowances Program
Conditions chosen to be a part of the Compassionate Allowances program clearly meet Social Security’s standard for disability. The most recent conditions added include disorders affecting all of the following:
- Digestive system
- Neurological system
- Immune system
- Multiple other body systems
Congressman Elijah Cummings released a statement praising the Social Security Administration’s inclusion of prostate cancer in the list of Compassionate Allowances program conditions. He noted the substantial benefits of the expedited Social Security program for patients fighting this and other diseases. Almost 200,000 people suffering from severe disabilities have benefited from the Compassionate Allowances program to date.
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