Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today announced 52 new Compassionate Allowances conditions, primarily involving neurological disorders, cancers and rare diseases. The Compassionate Allowances program fast-tracks disability decisions to ensure that Americans with the most serious disabilities receive their benefit decisions within days instead of months or years. Commissioner Astrue made the announcement during […]
Archive | April, 2012
During the first quarter of 2012, 724,746 people with disabilities applied for Social Security Disability Insurance, up from 660,712 the previous quarter and 720,119 a year earlier.
Social Security (SSA) evaluates dementia as a mental illness. Anyone who suffers with dementia or early-onset Alzheimer’s who has not reached full retirement age may qualify for Social Security disability and SSI benefits. If dementia has progressed sufficiently, a person may be able to apply under the SSA’s Compassionate Allowances program. The SSA recognizes its […]