New Medical Conditions Qualify for Automatic Social Security Benefits

The Social Security Administration has released new compassionate allowance conditions that became effective March 1, 2010. If an applicant is suffering from any of the conditions on the Compassionate Allowances list, his/her application is fast-tracked because it is presumed that he/she is a person with disabilities. This speeds up the application process and assists people suffering from serious conditions by awarding benefits quickly, when they are most needed.

The new list of conditions includes:

1. Alstrom Syndrome

2. Amegakaryocytic Thrombocytopenia

3. Ataxia Spinocerebellar

4. Ataxia Telangiectasia

5. Batten Disease

6. Bilateral Retinoblastoma

7. Cri du Chat Syndrome

8. Degos Disease

9. Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

10. Edwards Syndrome

11. Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva

12. Fukuyama Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

13. Glutaric Acidemia Type II

14. Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), Familial Type

15. Hurler Syndrome, Type IH

16. Hunter Syndrome, Type II

17. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

18. Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa, Lethal Type

19. Late Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses

20. Leigh’s Disease

21. Maple Syrup Urine Disease

22. Merosin Deficient Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

23. Mixed Dementia

24. Mucosal Malignant Melanoma

25. Neonatal Adrenoleukodystrophy

26. Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses, Infantile Type

27. Niemann-Pick Type C

28. Patau Syndrome

29. Primary Progressive Aphasia

30. Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

31. Sanfilippo Syndrome

32. Subacute Sclerosis Panencephalitis

33. Tay Sachs Disease

34. Thanatophoric Dysplasia, Type 1

35. Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

36. Walker Warburg Syndrome

37. Wolman Disease

38. Zellweger Syndrome