The Commissioner of Social Security announced on August 14, 2022, twelve new conditions that have been added to the list of conditions for the Compassionate Allowance program. Each year different conditions are usually added. If you have filed a claim and note your condition is on the CAL (Compassionate Allowance List), your claim is to be fast tracked within the program and you will still need to provide medical documentation to prove your diagnosis. CAL claims are generally to be approved with relatively small amounts of objective medical data instead of the vast testing and analysis required for other impairments.
This years 12 new conditions are 1p36 Deletion Syndrome, Anaplastic Ependymoma, Calciphylaxis, Cholangiocarcinoma, FOXG1 Syndrome, Leber Congenital Amaurosis, Metastatic Endometrial Adenocarcinoma, Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration, Pineoblastoma – Childhood, Primary Omental Cancer, Sarcomatoid Carcinoma of the Lung – Stages II-IV, and Trisomy 9.
A complete list of the Compassionate Allowance Conditions can be found at:
This list of Compassionate Allowance conditions helps to quickly identify diseases and other medical conditions that, by definition, meet Social Security’s standards for disability benefits. These conditions primarily include certain cancers, adult brain disorders, and a number of rare disorders that affect children. This list is meant to help Social Security reduce waiting time for a disability determination.
The Compassionate Allowances program identifies claims but still uses the same rules to evaluate these conditions when evaluating both Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. Each condition still has certain criteria to be met, although some are so rare that just a diagnosis alone would render disability.
While these claims are processed more quickly, all waiting periods still apply. Unfortunately, many of these conditions are not expected to have a life expectancy of 24 months and it is important to ask for our leaders to STOP the WAIT on Medicare for disability claims.
There is a lot that can go into proving your diagnosis, limitations, and the resulting impairments from any condition. If you have a claim for disability, please call one of the experienced disability representatives at Gardberg & Kemmerly, P.C. at 251-343-1111 for a free consultation. Gardberg & Kemmerly specializes in helping the injured and disabled in Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Louisiana.