New Compassionate Allowances

February 19, 2014

The Social Security Administration has approved 25 new compassionate allowances, which are medical impairments that SSA has indicated they will approve on an expedited basis due to the severity of the disease.  The list of compassionate allowances now include the following new diseases:

1.      Angiosarcoma

2.      Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor

3.      Chronic Idiopathic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction

4.      Coffin- Lowry Syndrome

5.      Esthesioneuroblastoma

6.      Giant Axonal Neuropathy

7.      Hoyeaal-Hreidarsson Syndrome

8.      Intracranial Hemangiopericytoma

9.      Joubert Syndrome

10.     Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis

11.     Liposarcoma- metastatic or recurrent

12.     Malignant Ectomesenchymoma

13.     Malignant Renal Rhabdoid Tumor

14.     Marshall-Smith Syndrome

15.     Oligodendroglioma Brain Tumor- Grade III

16.     Pallister-Killian Syndrome

17.     Progressive Bulbar Palsy

18.     Prostate Cancer – Hormone Refractory Disease – or with visceral metastases

19.     Revesz Syndrome

20.     Seckel Syndrome

21.     Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome

22.     Small Cell Cancer of the Thymus

23.     Soft Tissue Sarcoma- with distant metastases or recurrent

24.     X-Linked Lymphoproliferative Disease

25.     X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy

 

 

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