What Is The SSA’s List Of Compassionate Allowances?

Especially with current economic problems and the increasing number of aging Americans, the wait for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits can be as long as one to three years. In some cases, those waiting for application approval or denied application appeals will suffer from deteriorating health, poverty, and even death as they await their life-saving disability benefits.

To help save precious time for those struggling with fatal or extremely serious health conditions and diseases, the Social Security Administration has compiled a list of 50 compassionate allowances - 50 diseases, illnesses, and conditions that qualify quickly for Social Security disability benefits. The SSA says that the list will expand over the next few months and years.

Here is a full list of the Social Security Administration's compassionate allowances:

Acute Leukemia
Adrenal Cancer
Alexander Disease (ALX)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Anaplastic Adrenal Cancer
Astrocytoma - Grade III and IV
Bladder Cancer
Bone Cancer
Breast Cancer
Canavan Disease (CD)
Cerebro Oculo Facio Skeletal (COFS) Syndrome
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)
Ependymoblastoma (Child Brain Tumor)
Esophageal Cancer
Farber's Disease (FD) - Infantile
Friedreichs Ataxia (FRDA)
Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), Picks Disease
Gallbladder Cancer
Gaucher Disease (GD)
Glioblastoma Multiforme (Brain Tumor)
Head and Neck Cancers
Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (INAD)
Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
Kidney Cancer
Krabbe Disease (KD) - Infantile
Large Intestine Cancer
Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome (LNS)
Liver Cancer
Lung Cancer
Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL)
Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD)
Niemann-Pick Disease (NPD) - Type A
Ornithine Transcarbamylase (OTC) Deficiency
Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) - Type II
Ovarian Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Peritoneal Mesothelioma
Pleural Mesothelioma
Pompe Disease
Rett (RTT) Syndrome
Salivary Tumors
Sandhoff Disease
Small Cell Cancer (of the Large Intestine, Ovary, Prostate, or Uterus)
Small Intestine Cancer
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) - Types 0 And 1
Stomach Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Ureter Cancer