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Compassionate Allowances

Some conditions are accepted as so severe, SSA will automatically award your claim. Whereas generally having a diagnoses is not enough to get disability; if you have one of the following, the diagnosis alone truly is enough for an award of benefits:

1 Acute Leukemia
2 Adrenal Cancer – with distant metastases or inoperable, unresectable or recurrent
3 Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome
4 Alexander Disease (ALX) – Neonatal and Infantile
5 Alobar Holoprosencephaly
6 Alpers Disease
7 Alpha Mannosidosis – Type II and III
8 Alstrom Syndrome
9 Amegakaryocytic Thrombocytopenia
10 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
11 Anaplastic Adrenal Cancer – with distant metastases or inoperable, unresectable or recurrent
12 Angelman Syndrome
13 Aortic Atresia
14 Astrocytoma – Grade III and IV
15 Ataxia Telangiectasia
16 Batten Disease
17 Bilateral Retinoblastoma
18 Bladder Cancer – with distant metastases or inoperable or unresectable
19 Breast Cancer – with distant metastases or inoperable or unresectable
20 Canavan Disease (CD)
21 Carcinoma of Unknown Primary Site
22 Cerebro Oculo Facio Skeletal (COFS) Syndrome
23 Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis
24 Child Neuroblastoma – with distant metastases or recurrent
25 Child Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma – recurrent
26 Chondrosarcoma – with multimodal therapy
27 Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) – Blast Phase
28 Cornelia de Lange Syndrome-Classic Form
29 Corticobasal Degeneration
30 Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) – Adult
31 Cri du Chat Syndrome
32 Degos Disease, Systemic
33 Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
34 Edwards Syndrome (Trisomy 18)
35 Eisenmenger Syndrome
36 Endomyocardial Fibrosis
37 Ependymoblastoma (Child Brain Tumor)
38 Esophageal Cancer
39 Ewing Sarcoma
40 Farber’s Disease (FD) – Infantile
41 Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva
42 Follicular Dendritic Cell Sarcoma – metastatic or recurrent
43 Friedreichs Ataxia (FRDA)
44 Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), Picks Disease -Type A – Adult
45 Fucosidosis – Type 1
46 Fukuyama Congenital Muscular Dystrophy
47 Galactosialidosis – Early and Late Infantile Types
48 Gallbladder Cancer
49 Gaucher Disease (GD) – Type 2
50 Glioblastoma Multiforme (Adult Brain Tumor)
51 Glioma Grade III and IV
52 Glutaric Acidemia – Type II
53 Head and Neck Cancers – with distant metastasis or inoperable or uresectable
54 Heart Transplant Graft Failure
55 Heart Transplant Wait List, 1A/1B
56 Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), Familial Type
57 Hepatoblastoma
58 Histiocytosis Syndromes
59 Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome
60 Hydranencephaly
61 Hypocomplementemic Urticarial Vasculitis Syndrome
62 Hypophosphatasia Perinatal (Lethal) and Infantile Onset Types
63 Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
64 I Cell disease
65 Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
66 Infantile Free Sialic Acid Storage Disease
67 Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (INAD)
68 Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses
69 Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
70 Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa, Lethal Type
71 Juvenile Onset Huntington Disease
72 Kidney Cancer – inoperable or unresectable
73 Krabbe Disease (KD) – Infantile
74 Kufs Disease Type A and B
75 Large Intestine Cancer – with distant metastasis or inoperable, unresectable or recurrent
76 Late Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses
77 Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Recipient
78 Leigh’s Disease
79 Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome (LNS)
80 Lewy Body Dementia
81 Lissencephaly
82 Liver Cancer
83 Lowe Syndrome
84 Lymphomatoid Granulomatosis – Grade III
85 Malignant Brain Stem Gliomas – Childhood
86 Malignant Melanoma – with metastases
87 Malignant Multiple Sclerosis
88 Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL)
89 Maple Syrup Urine Disease
90 Mastocytosis Type IV
91 Medulloblastoma – with metastases
92 Merkel Cell Carcinoma – with metastases
93 Merosin Deficient Congenital Muscular Dystrophy
94 Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD) – Late Infantile
95 Mitral Valve Atresia
96 Mixed Dementias
97 MPS I, formerly known as Hurler Syndrome
98 MPS II, formerly known as Hunter Syndrome
99 MPS III, formerly known as Sanfilippo Syndrome
100 Mucosal Malignant Melanoma
101 Multicentric Castleman Disease
102 Multiple System Atrophy
103 Myoclonic Epilepsy with Ragged Red Fibers Syndrome
104 Neonatal Adrenoleukodystrophy
105 Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis
106 Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation – Type 1 and Type 2
107 Niemann-Pick Disease (NPD) – Type A
108 Niemann-Pick Disease-Type C
109 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer – with metastases to or beyond the hilar nodes or inoperable, unresectable or recurrent
110 Obliterative Bronchiolitis
111 Ohtahara Syndrome
112 Ornithine Transcarbamylase (OTC) Deficiency
113 Orthochromatic Leukodystrophy with Pigmented Glia
114 Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) – Type II
115 Osteosarcoma, formerly known as Bone Cancer – with distant metastases or inoperable or unresectable
116 Ovarian Cancer – with distant metastases or inoperable or unresectable
117 Pancreatic Cancer
118 Paraneoplastic Pemphigus
119 Patau Syndrome (Trisomy 13)
120 Pearson Syndrome
121 Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease-Classic Form
122 Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease-Connatal Form
123 Peripheral Nerve Cancer – metastatic or recurrent
124 Peritoneal Mesothelioma
125 Perry Syndrome
126 Pleural Mesothelioma
127 Pompe Disease – Infantile
128 Primary Cardiac Amyloidosis
129 Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
130 Primary Effusion Lymphoma
131 Primary Progressive Aphasia
132 Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
133 Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
134 Pulmonary Atresia
135 Pulmonary Kaposi Sarcoma
136 Rett (RTT) Syndrome
137 Rhabdomyosarcoma
138 Rhizomelic Chondrodysplasia Punctata
139 Salivary Tumors
140 Sandhoff Disease
141 Schindler Disease Type 1
142 Single Ventricle
143 Small Cell Cancer (of the Large Intestine, Ovary, Prostate, or Uterus)
144 Small Cell Lung Cancer
145 Small Intestine Cancer – with distant metastases or inoperable, unresectable or recurrent
146 Smith Lemli Opitz Syndrome
147 Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) – Types 0 And 1
148 Spinal Nerve Root Cancer-metastatic or recurrent
149 Spinocerebellar Ataxia
150 Stiff Person Syndrome
151 Stomach Cancer – with distant metastases or inoperable, unresectable or recurrent
152 Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis
153 Tabes Dorsalis
154 Tay Sachs Disease – Infantile Type
155 Thanatophoric Dysplasia, Type 1
156 The ALS/Parkinsonism Dementia Complex
157 Thyroid Cancer
158 Tricuspid Atresia
159 Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy
160 Ureter Cancer – with distant metastases or inoperable, unresectable or recurrent
161 Walker Warburg Syndrome
162 Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome
163 Wolman Disease
164 Xeroderma Pigmentosum
165 Zellweger Syndrome