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Recognizing that those with extremely serious conditions and diseases need disability benefits and financial support immediately, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has added twelve more illnesses and injuries to its Compassionate Allowances List. The list now contains one hundred health conditions that qualify for expedited application reviews and decisions.

The 12 new diseases and conditions are:

– Aoretic 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

The one dozen new diseases and conditions that qualify SSDI applications to be fast-tracked are all illnesses of the heart – a decision that illustrates the SSA’s acknowledgement of the seriousness of heart diseases and related conditions. The new additions to the Compassionate Allowances were added during a serious of meeting in which the SSA listened to input from a variety of sources.

Other conditions on the Compassionate Allowances list include a number of cancers, early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and other quickly-moving or fatal conditions.

If you are suffering from a debilitating condition, disease, or injury, it is vital that you receive SSDI benefits as quickly as possible – whether or not your illness appears on the Compassionate Allowances list. A Texas Social Security Disability attorney can help you navigate the application process and collect the evidence needed to prove your condition. Call us today for more information.

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by Paul B. Burkhalter
Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law.


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