Huntington’s Disease and Compassionate Allowances

Huntington’s disease is a genetic disease which degenerates brain neurons.It  causes uncontrolled movements, mood swings and the loss of cognitive abilities. There is currently no cure for Huntington’s disease, but medications can help manage it.  Under Social Security’s regulations, people diagnosed with Huntington’s may be eligible for a Compassionate Allowance decision. This means a claim will get expedited decisions, and if all requirements of the regulations are met, payments should begin quickly.

To have the Compassionate Allowance approved, the medical charts will need to document the progressive symptoms, an abnormal neurological exam and a laboratory test showing abnormalities consistent with the diagnosis. Being approved as a Compassionate Allowance eliminates a lot of delays, paperwork and stress. If for some reason a Compassionate Allowance approval is denied, the claimant can still pursue benefits with the traditional application.

An attorney can make a big difference, not only in winning, but in the amount won, which is based on the onset date

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