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12 New Conditions Added to Compassionate Allowances List

In a Press Release issued on August 15, 2022, Acting
Commissioner Kilolo Kijakazi announced the
addition of 12 new Compassionate Allowances (CAL)
conditions: Angioimmunoblastic 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 – Types
II and III, Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia, Posterior
Cortical Atrophy, Renal Amyloidosis – AL Type,
and Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma.
According to the Press Release, “The Compassionate
Allowances program quickly identifies claims where
the applicant’s condition or disease clearly meets
Social Security’s statutory standard for disability.
Due to the severe nature of many of these conditions,
these claims are often allowed based on medical
confirmation of the diagnosis alone. To date, more
than 800,000 people with severe disabilities have
been approved through this accelerated, policycompliant
disability process, which has grown to a
total of 266 conditions.”
The complete list of CAL conditions can be viewed
at SSA Compassionate Allowances Conditions or
POMS DI 23022.080. For more information on
how the CAL process is implemented, see e.g., HALLEX
I-2-1-40A.4, (“Critical Cases”) and POMS DI
11005.604 (“Processing Compassionate Allowances
(CAL) in the Field Office (FO)”). Even if a CAL
case is denied, it retains priority status at all levels
of adjudication. See Sections F & G of POMS DI
All current listings/grids subscribers were sent an
email about this update on August 15, 2022. To
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