Alzheimer’s Disease and Social Security Disability

January 11, 2017

The Social Security Administration (SSA) added early onset/younger-onset Alzheimer’s to the list of conditions under its Compassionate Allowance Initiative, giving those with the disease expedited access to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The Alzheimer’s Association, a longtime advocate for those with early onset Alzheimer’s, has played an integral role in this movement to reduce the length of disability decision process.

I have had numerous clients wait many months for benefits to be approved prior to the addition of the disease to the Compassionate Allowance Initiative so this news is good for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

For information from the Alzheimer’s Association, check out their website at


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