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Social Security to Add Disabling Condition to Compassionate Allowances Program

July 16, 2012

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is set to add another disabling condition to its Compassionate Allowances program for adults, reports said.

The symptomatic Huntington’s disease, a progressive and always fatal disease of the brain that affects nearly 30,000 people in the United States, will be added to the said program by the end of the year.

The Compassionate Allowances program would help identify people with significant symptoms of this rather devastating neurological disease.

The Huntington’s disease for adults will come with the designation of Juvenile Huntington’s disease as part of the program. The latter will be made effective next month.

Accordingly, disability decisions are expedited with the Compassionate Allowances program, allowing Americans with the most serious disabilities to receive their benefits within days, instead of months or years.

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