DMD Adults Added to SSA Compassionate Allowances Program

DMD Adults Added to SSA Compassionate Allowances Program

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DMD Adults Added to SSA Compassionate Allowances Program

The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) has added Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) to its Compassionate Allowances (CAL) program list, accelerating the disabilities application process for adults with this genetic disorder. The program is designed to identify severe medical diseases and conditions that automatically meet the SSA’s standards for disability benefits and expedite a decision on benefits. With the recent addition of DMD and 11 other conditions to the list, 254 conditions are now eligible for…

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