SSA Adds Five New Conditions to the Compassionate Allowance List


On August 20, 2018 the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced it would bring the total number of Compassionate Allowance conditions to 233 with the addition of: Fibrolamellar Cancer, Megacystis Microcolon Intestinal Hypoperistalsis Syndrome (MMIHS), Megalencephaly Capillary Malformation Syndrome (MCAP), Superficial Siderosis of the Central Nervous System, and Tetrasomy 18p.


By definition, the Compassionate Allowances initiative identifies claims where the nature of the applicant’s disease or condition clearly meets the statutory standard for disability under SSA’s rules.  According to the SSA:


 “Due to the severe nature of many of these conditions, these claims are often allowed based on medical confirmation of the diagnosis alone.  To date, over 500,000 people with serious disabilities have been approved through this fast-track policy-compliant disability process.”


For more information on the Compassionate Allowance initiative, please visit SSA's website at


A full copy of the press release can be found here at:


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