This week the Social Security Administration announced that it will be adding 52 new conditions, effective in August, to its Compassionate Allowances program. The conditions mostly concern neurological disorders, cancers and rare diseases.

The Compassionate Allowances program was created in 2008 to help fast-track the approval process for applicants with certain diseases that clearly qualify them for Social Security disability. The addition of 52 new conditions increases the list to 165.

In the past fiscal year alone, the Compassionate Allowances program fast-tracked 61,000 people’s disability benefits for approval. Nearly 173,000 people have been quickly approved since the program began. For a full list of the new conditions, click here.

If you wish to know more about these valuable benefits, contact the Indiana Social Security Disability Insurance lawyers of Hankey Marks & Crider at (317) 634-8565.