Archive | April, 2012

Compassionate Allowance Conditions Expanded

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 […]

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Early Onset Dementia May Qualify for Compassionate Allowance Fast Track

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 […]

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