If you have a disability, but were previously unable to participate in the Compassionate Allowances program, there is some good news for you. The Social Security Administration has added 35 conditions to the program resulting in a total of 200 conditions that are now covered. Compassionate Allowances are one method of speeding up the claims process for Social Security Disability. Since the inception of the program in October 2008, over 200,000 people have been quickly approved for Social Security. The full list of conditions covered can be found at the SSA website. The list of conditions was developed during seven public hearings which were held by the Social Security Administration. The SSA also met with experts while compiling while also working with experts. A Social Security disability attorney can help you with any questions you may have regarding your disability benefits. Learn more about compassionate allowances from the article located here.