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The Social Security Administration (SSA) has added 25 conditions to the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Compassionate Allowances.

People who qualify for SSDI can get access to Medicare as well as disability benefits.

Getting ordinary SSDI determinations often takes years.

Congress created the Compassionate Allowances program for people with severe, relatively easy-to-assess problems, in an effort to help those applicants get benefits decisions within about 20 days.

About 200,000 people have received benefits approvals through the fast-track process, officials say.

Here’s the list of conditions added to the program:

  1. Angiosarcoma
  2. Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor
  3. Chronic Idiopathic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction
  4. Coffin-Lowry Syndrome
  5. Esthesioneuroblastoma
  6. Giant Axonal Neuropathy
  7. Hoyeaal-Hreidarsson Syndrome
  8. Intracranial Hemangiopericytoma
  9. Joubert Syndrome
  10. Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis
  11. Liposarcoma-metastatic or recurrent
  12. Malignant Ectomesenchymoma
  13. Malignant Renal Rhabdoid Tumor
  14. Marshall-Smith Syndrome
  15. Oligodendroglioma Brain Tumor – Grade III
  16. Pallister-Killian Syndrome
  17. Progressive Bulbar Palsy
  18. Prostate Cancer – Hormone Refractory Disease – or with visceral metastases
  19. Revesz Syndrome
  20. Seckel Syndrome
  21. Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome
  22. Small Cell Cancer of the Thymus
  23. Soft Tissue Sarcoma with distant metastases or recurren
  24. X-Linked Lymphoproliferative Disease
  25. X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy

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