PRESS-NEWS.org - Press Release Distribution
FREE PRESS RELEASES DISTRIBUTION

SSA Significantly Expands Compassionate Allowances List

The Social Security Administration recently expanded its Compassionate Allowances program to allow more people to receive benefits quickly when they are unable to work due to a serious medical condition.

2012-09-28
September 28, 2012 (Press-News.org) SSA Significantly Expands Compassionate Allowances List

The Social Security Administration recently made a major expansion of its Compassionate Allowances program, which provides expedited claims processing for applicants suffering from certain medical conditions so severe that they automatically qualify an individual as "disabled" under the SSA's definition.

The Compassionate Allowances Program

On August 11, 2012, the SSA added 52 medical conditions to the Compassionate Allowances program, increasing the total number of qualifying conditions from 113 to 165. The purpose of the program is to quickly identify applicants with conditions that are always severe enough to warrant a disability finding, streamlining the application process and allowing them to receive benefits sooner.

Under other circumstances, an applicant who is disabled by a condition not included in the Compassionate Allowances list cannot receive disability benefits without first proving that he or she meets the SSA's definition of disability. This requires proof that the individual is unable to work because of a medical condition that is expected to last for at least a year or is expected to result in death. The applicant may be required to undergo a medical examination to assist the SSA in determining whether the condition is severe enough to warrant a disability finding.

Through the Compassionate Allowances program, the SSA avoids many of the time-consuming steps that are involved in the disability determination process. The list of qualifying conditions is determined based on information from experts in the medical and scientific community, as well as research conducted with the National Institutes of Health. The SSA also gathers information from public outreach hearings and comments from the community.

The updated Compassionate Allowances list includes conditions such as early-onset Alzheimer's disease, autoimmune disorders, certain cancers, as well as some neurological disorders and mental illnesses. To learn more about Social Security disability benefits and how to apply, contact a knowledgeable Social Security lawyer.

Article provided by Moga Law Group, PLLC
Visit us at http://www.mogalaw.com


ELSE PRESS RELEASES FROM THIS DATE:

New Research About the Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries and the NFL Brain Injury Studies

2012-09-28
New research about the long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries and the NFL Brain Injury Studies Concussions and TBIs have been receiving widespread attention in recent years amidst growing concerns about the long-term effects of head injuries. After sustaining a traumatic brain injury, many people are unable to work due to long term symptoms. People who develop symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, memory loss, personality changes or dramatic mood swings after sustaining a blow to the head are encouraged to seek medical attention, and to consult with a ...

Honesty Is Best When Applying for a Real Estate License in California

2012-09-28
Honesty Is Best When Applying for a Real Estate License in California Over the last year, the California State Department of Real Estate revoked a record number of real estate licenses held by brokers and salespersons in the state to protect the public. The DRE also accepted a record number of real estate license surrenders from licensees facing disciplinary action. In one incident, a father living in California had been operating under the name of his son who lives out of state, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. To obtain a broker's license in California ...

While Foreclosures Continue to Increase in Ohio, Chapter 13 May Offer Protection

2012-09-28
While Foreclosures Continue to Increase in Ohio, Chapter 13 May Offer Protection In Ohio, the foreclosure crisis created a backlog of foreclosures that mortgage holders are now only starting to address. As a result, foreclosures in Ohio increased over the first six months of 2012 while the national rate of foreclosures fell. Distressed homeowners in Ohio facing foreclosure may find the right protection in filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Foreclosures across the country fell by nearly 11 percent in the first half of 2012 when compared to the same time period last ...

Secondary Asbestos Exposure Increases Risk of Mesothelioma

2012-09-28
Secondary Asbestos Exposure Increases Risk of Mesothelioma In 1964, doctors made the first diagnosis of mesothelioma, a particularly virulent form of cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs, heart or abdomen, which is directly linked to asbestos exposure. Since that time, the evidence that asbestos exposure is the primary cause of mesothelioma has grown exponentially. Many cases of mesothelioma developed in males because they tended to work in occupations where they were exposed to asbestos, such as in factories, mines and shipyards, more frequently than women. ...

Common Mistakes Parents Make When Telling Children About Divorce

2012-09-28
Common Mistakes Parents Make When Telling Children About Divorce Discussions about divorce are rarely easy, even among adults. Difficulties increase when telling children about divorce. Parents often worry about how to tell children about divorce and how the children will react. Parents going through divorce should be aware of some of the mistakes parents frequently make when telling children about divorce and some tips for avoiding those mistakes. Not Preparing What to Say Before getting the children involved, parents should have a discussion between themselves ...

Trademark Tavern in Lombard Celebrates Drink Beer Day, September 28

2012-09-28
Drink Beer Day is celebrated this September 28, and Trademark Tavern (777 E. Butterfield Rd. Lombard IL; 630-472-0777) is indulging in the holiday by showcasing its favorite brews and offering insider tips. Co-general manager Kevin Hoy curated Trademark's extensive beverage program; complete with an exceptional variety of more than 70 beers. Trademark's focus is on quality and providing choices to suit an array of tastes. The bar holds 30 specialty craft beers on tap, and other popular brands are available in bottles or cans. Trademark's most unique feature is their "Tapper ...

Nexgrid Begins Shipping New Product

2012-09-28
Nexgrid, a leading provider of advanced metering and smart grid infrastructure based on open-standards, today announced that it has begun shipping its intelaMeter Water product. Utilizing Nexgrid's standards-based, broadband infrastructure, Nexgrid has revolutionized water metering with its AMI ZigBee based water metering module. Utility's and their Customers will now be able to monitor water usage in real-time from any computer or smart phone. The intelaMeter provides real-time consumption, leak and tamper detection. Nexgrid's intelaMeter uses a wireless mesh ZigBee ...

Duquesa Marketing Appoints Traditions Unlimited, Inc. to Act as Sales Agents in the Northwest for Fashion Accessory Client

2012-09-28
Premiere Seattle Showroom to Represent Lori Leigh Designs Earring Chalets in WA, OR and AK Florence, KY Geoff Ficke, President of international Consumer Product Development and Branding Consulting firm Duquesa Marketing announced today that his group has appointed Traditions Unlimited, Inc. to handle sales of Lori Leigh Designs Earring Chalets in the states of Washington, Oregon and Alaska. "Traditions Unlimited, Inc. has a strong history of success with luxury fashion accessory and jewelry lines", noted Mr. Ficke. "Their Seattle showroom is stunning ...

Philadelphia Private Caterer Announces New Services

2012-09-28
These are just a few of the new services being offered by David Salvatore Private Catering, a Personal Chef service that has been serving the Philadelphia region since 2001. Commenting on the popularity of the service, Salvatore adds âEURœTodayâEUR s food-savvy people are looking for unique, innovative services when deciding where to spend their dollars. By pairing other desirable services with our in-home dining, we can create special occasions that will be cherished and rememberedâEUR. With seasonal menu items like hand-made butternut squash ravioli with almond milk ...

Cactus Technologies Limited Launches Industrial Grade PC Card with 303 Pro Series Military Feature Set

2012-09-28
Cactus Technologies Limited today announced the launch of the 303 Pro Feature Set in their Industrial Grade PC Card form factor. The 303 Pro Feature set offers a wide array of software and hardware features for the OEM and Military marketplace. The new 303 Pro Industrial Grade PC Cards will be available immediately with the -P1 suffix. "Cactus has successfully sold the Pro Feature Set on our Industrial Grade CF, Industrial Grade SSD and Industrial Grade IDE SSD and Industrial Grade SATA SSD product lines for years. We are now rolling out the Pro functionality to ...

LAST 30 PRESS RELEASES:

Scientists model 'true prevalence' of COVID-19 throughout pandemic

New breakthrough to help immune systems in the fight against cancer

Through the thin-film glass, researchers spot a new liquid phase

Administering opioids to pregnant mice alters behavior and gene expression in offspring

Brain's 'memory center' needed to recognize image sequences but not single sights

Safety of second dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines after first-dose allergic reactions

Changes in disparities in access to care, health after Medicare eligibility

Use of high-risk medications among lonely older adults

65+ and lonely? Don't talk to your doctor about another prescription

Exosome formulation developed to deliver antibodies for choroidal neovascularization therapy

Second COVID-19 mRNA vaccine dose found safe following allergic reactions to first dose

Plant root-associated bacteria preferentially colonize their native host-plant roots

Rare inherited variants in previously unsuspected genes may confer significant risk for autism

International experts call for a unified public health response to NAFLD and NASH epidemic

International collaboration of scientists rewrite the rulebook of flowering plant genetics

Improving air quality reduces dementia risk, multiple studies suggest

Misplaced trust: When trust in science fosters pseudoscience

Two types of blood pressure meds prevent heart events equally, but side effects differ

New statement provides path to include ethnicity, ancestry, race in genomic research

Among effective antihypertensive drugs, less popular choice is slightly safer

Juicy past of favorite Okinawan fruit revealed

Anticipate a resurgence of respiratory viruses in young children

Anxiety, depression, burnout rising as college students prepare to return to campus

Goal-setting and positive parent-child relationships reduce risk of youth vaping

New research identifies cancer types with little survival improvements in adolescents and young adul

Oncotarget: Replication-stress sensitivity in breast cancer cells

Oncotarget: TERT and its binding protein: overexpression of GABPA/B in gliomas

Development of a novel technology to check body temperature with smartphone camera

The mechanics of puncture finally explained

Extreme heat, dry summers main cause of tree death in Colorado's subalpine forests

[Press-News.org] SSA Significantly Expands Compassionate Allowances List
The Social Security Administration recently expanded its Compassionate Allowances program to allow more people to receive benefits quickly when they are unable to work due to a serious medical condition.