Decisions Accelerated by Social Security for Severely Disabled
Recently the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced the acceleration of decision-making for people with severe disabilities.
The Compassionate Allowance Program recognizes claims where the applicant’s disease or condition noticeably meets Social Security’s standards for a disability. These claims are most often allowed based on the severe nature of the medical diagnosis alone.
Currently the program permits 266 conditions, at which about 800,000 people with severe disabilities have been approved through this process.
“The Social Security Administration is committed to reducing barriers and ensuring people who are eligible for benefits receive them,” Social Security Acting Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi said. “Our Compassionate Allowances program allows us to strengthen that commitment by accelerating the disability application process for people with the most severe disabilities.”
Kilolo Kijakazi publicized 12 new Compassionate Allowance conditions which include:
- T-cell Lymphoma
- Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm
- Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker Disease
- Microvillus Inclusion Disease – Child, Mowat-Wilson Syndrome
- Myelodysplastic Syndrome with Excess Blasts
- NUT Carcinoma
- Pfeiffer Syndrome – Type II
- Pfeiffer Syndrome – Type III
- Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia
- Posterior Cortical Atrophy
- Renal Amyloidosis – AL Type
- Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma
When an individual files for Social Security disability benefits, they must submit their medical records in order for an eligibility decision to be made. To speed up this process, the SSA incorporates technology to determine those that fall under the Compassionate Allowances program.
“Social Security’s Health IT brings the speed and efficiency of electronic medical records to the disability determination process,” the SSA said. “With electronic records transmission, Social Security can quickly obtain a claimant’s medical information, review it, and make a fast determination.”
Will Social Security Benefits Increase in 2023?
The Consumer Price Index (CPI), a way to measure inflation, has been the highest it’s been in over 40 years. Therefore, the Cost of Living Average (COLA) is predicted to announce the utmost peak we’ve ever seen and thus Social Security benefits are expected to majorly increase.
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