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Compassionate Allowances - Part 1

If a person has particular medical conditions, does that make their case easier to win, and what are Compassionate Allowance/TERI cases?

There are few medical conditions that make a case "easy". However, there are particular medical conditions that are given priority. Compassionate Allowances is a term used when a person is diagnosed with particular medical conditions and in nearly all cases, these cases are paid without the need for a hearing. The medical conditions termed "Compassionate Allowances" are dictated by the Social Security Administration, not by your lawyer or doctor. To discuss whether you have a compassionate allowance case, please call the Montgomery Social Security lawyers at The Sellers Law Firm.

For a full list and description of the Compassionate Allowances you may go to However, they are as follows:

  1. Acute Leukemia
  2. Adrenal Cancer--with distant metastases or inoperable, unresectable or recurrent
  3. Alexander Disease (ALX)--neonatal and infantile
  4. Alstrom Syndome
  5. Amegakaryocytic Thrombocytopnia
  6. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  7. Anaplastic Adrenal Cancer--with distant metastases or inoperable, unresectable or recurrent
  8. Angelman Syndrome
  9. Aortic Atresia
  10. Astrocytoma--Grade III and IV
  11. Ataxia Telangiectasia
  12. Batten Disease
  13. Bilateral Retinoblastoma
  14. Bladder Cancer--with distant metastases or inoperable or unresectable
  15. Bone Cancer--with distant metastases or inoperable or unresectable
  16. Breast Cancer--with distant metastases or inoperable or unresectable
  17. Canavan Disease (CD)
  18. Cerebro Oculo Facio Skeletal (COFS) Syndrome
  19. Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)--Blast Phase
  20. Coricobasal Degeneration
  21. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD)--Adult
  22. Cri du Chat Syndrome
  23. Degos Disease, Systemic
  24. Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease
  25. Edwards Syndrome (Trisomy 18)
  26. Eisenmenger Syndrome
  27. Endomyocardial Fibrosis
  28. Ependymoblastoma (Child Brain Tumor)
  29. Esophageal Cancer
  30. Farber's Disease (FD)--Infantile
  31. Fibrodyslplasia Ossificans Progressiva
  32. Friedreichs Ataxia (FRDA)
  33. Frontotemporal Demential (FTD), Picks Disease--Type A--Adult
  34. Fukuyama Congential Muscular Dystrophy
  35. Gallbladder Cancer
  36. Gaucher Disease (GD)--Type 2
  37. Glioblastoma Multiforme (Adult Brain Tumor)
  38. Glutaric Acidemia Type II (Neonatal)
  39. Head and Neck Cancer--with distant metastasis or inoperable or unresectable
  40. Heart Transplant Graft Failure
  41. Heart Transplant Wait List, 1A/1B
  42. Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), Familial Type
  43. Hypoplastic
  44. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  45. Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (INAD)
  46. Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses
  47. Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  48. Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa, Lethal Type
  49. Kidney Cancer - inoperable or unresectable
  50. Krabbe Disease (KD) - Infantile
  51. Large Intestine Cancer - with distant metastasis or inoperable, unresectable or recurrent
  52. Late Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses
  53. Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Recipient
  54. Leigh's Disease
  55. Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome (LNS)
  56. Lewy Body Dementia
  57. Liver Cancer
  58. Lowe Syndrome
  59. Malignant Multiple Sclerosis
  60. Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL)
  61. Maple Syrup Urine Disease
  62. Merosin Deficient Congenital Muscular Dystrophy
  63. Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD) - Late Infantile
  64. Mitral Valve Atresia
  65. Mixed Dementias
  66. MPS I, formerly known as Hurler Syndrome
  67. MPS II, formerly known as Hunter Syndrome
  68. MPS III, formerly known as Sanfilippo Syndrome
  69. Mucosal Malignant Melanoma
  70. Multicentric Castleman Disease
  71. Multiple System Atrophy
  72. Neonatal Adrenoleukodystrophy
  73. Niemann-Pick Disease (NPD) - Type A
  74. Niemann-Pick Disease-Type C
  75. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer - with metastases to or beyond the hilar nodes or inoperable, unresectable or recurrent
  76. Ornithine Transcarbamylase (OTC) Deficiency
  77. Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) - Type II
  78. Ovarian Cancer - with distant metastases or inoperable or unresectable
  79. Pancreatic Cancer
  80. Paraneoplastic Pemphigus
  81. Patau Syndrome (Trisomy 13)
  82. Peritoneal Mesothelioma
  83. Pleural Mesothelioma
  84. Pompe Disease - Infantile
  85. Primary Cardiac Amyloidosis
  86. Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  87. Primary Effusion Lymphoma
  88. Primary Progressive Aphasia
  89. Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
  90. Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  91. Pulmonary Atresia
  92. Pulmonary Kaposi Sarcoma
  93. Rett (RTT) Syndrome
  94. Salivary Tumors
  95. Sandhoff Disease
  96. Single Ventricle
  97. Small Cell Cancer (of the Large Intestine, Ovary, Prostate, or Uterus)
  98. Small Cell Lung Cancer
  99. Small Intestine Cancer - with distant metastases or inoperable, unresectable or recurrent
  100. Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) - Types 0 And 1
  101. Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  102. Stomach Cancer - with distant metastases or inoperable, unresectable or recurrent
  103. Subacute Sclerosis Panencephalitis
  104. Tay Sachs Disease - Infantile Type
  105. Thanatophoric Dysplasia, Type 1
  106. The ALS/Parkinsonism Dementia Complex
  107. Thyroid Cancer
  108. Tricuspid Atresia
  109. Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy
  110. Ureter Cancer - with distant metastases or inoperable, unresectable or recurrent
  111. Walker Warburg Syndrome
  112. Wolman Disease
  113. Zellweger Syndrome

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