Last week, the Social Security Administration (SSA) released 12 more Compassionate Allowances conditions, all involving heart disease.
The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application process is long and difficult. Because of this fact, the SSA has created an expedited process for individuals with severe medical conditions. In order to decide what medical conditions qualify as Compassionate Allowances conditions, the SSA hosts a number of public outreach hearings and receives comments and research from committees, medical experts and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
According to the SSA, individuals with Compassionate Allowances conditions "invariably qualify under the Listing of Impairments based on minimal objective medical information." Additionally, for these conditions, the SSA does not need to investigate the applicant's full work history when making a decision about whether the applicant should receive SSDI.
The new conditions put the total number of Compassionate Allowances conditions at 100. They are:
- Aortic Atresia
- Eisenmenger Syndrome
- Endomyocardial Fibrosis
- Heart Transplant Graft Failure
- Heart Transplant Wait List - 1A/1B
- Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
- Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Recipient
- Mitral Valve Atresia
- Primary Cardiac Amyloidosis
- Pulmonary Atresia
- Single Ventricle
- Tricuspid Atresia
If you have one of the conditions above or have another disability listed under the Social Security Administration's Listing of Impairments, an experienced Social Security Disability lawyer can help you through the SSD application and appeals processes.