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Social Security Announces Nationwide Launch of Compassionate Allowances

Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, today announced the national rollout of the agency’s Compassionate Allowances initiative, a way to expedite the processing of disability claims for applicants whose medical conditions are so severe that their conditions obviously meet Social Security’s standards.

For a full list of 50 conditions that have been selected for the initiative’s rollout, please click here.

To read the official press release, please click here.