You are here: Home About Us News Compassionate Allowance List Grows

Compassionate Allowance List Grows

Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List.html — HTML, 56Kb

File contents

<!DOCTYPE html>
<!-- saved from url=(0054)https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/2019/#8-2019-1 -->
<html class="js" lang="en"><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
  <!-- REQUIRED META INFORMATION -->
  
  <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
  <meta name="msapplication-tap-highlight" content="no">
  <!-- PAGE TITLE -->
  <title>Press Release | Press Office | Social Security Administration</title>
  <!-- PAGE META INFORMATION -->
  <meta name="DCTERMS:coder" content="kwatson">
  <meta name="DCTERMS:coderOffice" content="OCOMM:OSDC">
  <meta name="DCTERMS:contentOffice" content="OCOMM:OSDC">
  <meta name="DCTERMS:contentOwner" content="Press Office">
  <meta name="DCTERMS:dateCertified" content="2018-5-11">
  <meta name="description" content="2019 Press Releases">
  <!-- STYLES -->
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/ssa.firefly.css">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/press-releases-posts.css">
  <!-- SCRIPTS -->
  <script async="" src="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/gtm.js.download"></script><script type="text/javascript" async="" src="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/js"></script><script type="text/javascript" async="" src="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/linkid.js.download"></script><script async="" src="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/Universal-Federated-Analytics-Min.js.download" id="_fed_an_ua_tag"></script><script async="" src="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/analytics.js.download"></script><script src="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/ssa.firefly.head.js.download"></script><script src="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/gateway.min.js.download" type="text/javascript" async="true" data-vendor="fs" data-role="gateway"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" async="" data-requirecontext="_" data-requiremodule="//gateway.foresee.com/code/19.3.7/fs.utils.js" data-vendor="fs" src="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/fs.utils.js.download"></script><script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" async="" data-requirecontext="_" data-requiremodule="//gateway.foresee.com/code/19.3.7/fs.trigger.js" data-vendor="fs" src="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/fs.trigger.js.download"></script><script type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8" async="" data-requirecontext="audioeye" data-requiremodule="lib/modals" src="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/modals.js.download"></script></head>

<body data-spanish-file="/espanol/noticias/prensa/comunicados/" class="ae-lang-en ae-launcher">
  <!-- BANNER -->
  <aside class="accessibility" id="accessibility"><a href="https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/2019/#content" id="skip-navigation">Skip to content</a></aside> <header class="bg-logo white" id="banner" role="banner"> <div class="fx fx-jc-sb px2 py0 wrapper"> <h1 class="fs2 fw4 ma0 l-fs3"><a class="fx fx-ai-c hover-yellow py3 white m-py2" href="https://www.ssa.gov/"><img alt="" class="svg3 m-svg5 ae-img" src="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/logo.svg"> <span class="pl1 m-pl2">Social Security</span></a></h1> <nav class="fs1 fx print-dn ae-exclude"><a class="fx fx-ai-c hover-yellow px2 white" href="https://search.ssa.gov/search?affiliate=ssa" id="ssa-search" title="SEARCH"><svg class="svg1" focusable="false" viewBox="0 0 24 24"><path d="M14.182.0q-1.994.0-3.814.78t-3.132 2.092-2.092 3.132-.78 3.814q0 1.713.558 3.281t1.59 2.847l-6.196 6.187q-.315.315-.315.776.0.469.311.78t.78.311q.46.0.776-.315l6.187-6.196q1.278 1.031 2.847 1.59t3.281.558q1.994.0 3.814-.78t3.132-2.092 2.092-3.132.78-3.814-.78-3.814-2.092-3.132-3.132-2.092-3.814-.78zm0 2.182q1.551.0 2.966.605t2.438 1.628 1.628 2.438.605 2.966-.605 2.966-1.628 2.438-2.438 1.628-2.966.605-2.966-.605-2.438-1.628-1.628-2.438-.605-2.966.605-2.966 1.628-2.438 2.438-1.628 2.966-.605z" vector-effect="non-scaling-stroke"></path></svg><span class="dn m-dib m-pl1">SEARCH</span></a> <a class="fx fx-ai-c hover-yellow px2 white" href="https://www.ssa.gov/site/menu/en/" id="ssa-menu" title="MENU"><svg class="svg1" focusable="false" viewBox="0 0 24 24"><path d="M3 5h18q.414.0.707.293T22 6t-.293.707T21 7H3q-.414.0-.707-.293T2 6t.293-.707T3 5zm0 12h18q.414.0.707.293T22 18t-.293.707T21 19H3q-.414.0-.707-.293T2 18t.293-.707T3 17zm0-6h18q.414.0.707.293T22 12t-.293.707T21 13H3q-.414.0-.707-.293T2 12t.293-.707T3 11z" vector-effect="non-scaling-stroke"></path></svg><span class="dn m-dib m-pl1">MENU</span></a> <a class="fx fx-ai-c hover-yellow px2 white" href="https://www.ssa.gov/site/languages/en/" id="ssa-languages" title="LANGUAGES"><svg class="svg1" focusable="false" viewBox="0 0 14 16"><path fill-rule="evenodd" d="M7 1C3.14 1 0 4.14.0 8s3.14 7 7 7c.48.0.94-.05 1.38-.14-.17-.08-.2-.73-.02-1.09.19-.41.81-1.45.2-1.8-.61-.35-.44-.5-.81-.91-.37-.41-.22-.47-.25-.58-.08-.34.36-.89.39-.94.02-.06.02-.27.0-.33.0-.08-.27-.22-.34-.23-.06.0-.11.11-.2.13-.09.02-.5-.25-.59-.33-.09-.08-.14-.23-.27-.34-.13-.13-.14-.03-.33-.11s-.8-.31-1.28-.48c-.48-.19-.52-.47-.52-.66-.02-.2-.3-.47-.42-.67-.14-.2-.16-.47-.2-.41-.04.06.25.78.2.81-.05.02-.16-.2-.3-.38-.14-.19.14-.09-.3-.95s.14-1.3.17-1.75c.03-.45.38.17.19-.13-.19-.3.0-.89-.14-1.11-.13-.22-.88.25-.88.25.02-.22.69-.58 1.16-.92.47-.34.78-.06 1.16.05.39.13.41.09.28-.05-.13-.13.06-.17.36-.13.28.05.38.41.83.36.47-.03.05.09.11.22s-.06.11-.38.3c-.3.2.02.22.55.61s.38-.25.31-.55c-.07-.3.39-.06.39-.06.33.22.27.02.5.08.23.06.91.64.91.64-.83.44-.31.48-.17.59.14.11-.28.3-.28.3-.17-.17-.19.02-.3.08-.11.06-.02.22-.02.22-.56.09-.44.69-.42.83.0.14-.38.36-.47.58-.09.2.25.64.06.66-.19.03-.34-.66-1.31-.41-.3.08-.94.41-.59 1.08.36.69.92-.19 1.11-.09.19.1-.06.53-.02.55.04.02.53.02.56.61.03.59.77.53.92.55.17.0.7-.44.77-.45.06-.03.38-.28 1.03.09.66.36.98.31 1.2.47.22.16.08.47.28.58.2.11 1.06-.03 1.28.31.22.34-.88 2.09-1.22 2.28-.34.19-.48.64-.84.92s-.81.64-1.27.91c-.41.23-.47.66-.66.8 3.14-.7 5.48-3.5 5.48-6.84.0-3.86-3.14-7-7-7L7 1zm1.64 6.56c-.09.03-.28.22-.78-.08-.48-.3-.81-.23-.86-.28.0.0-.05-.11.17-.14.44-.05.98.41 1.11.41.13.0.19-.13.41-.05.22.08.05.13-.05.14zM6.34 1.7c-.05-.03.03-.08.09-.14.03-.03.02-.11.05-.14.11-.11.61-.25.52.03-.11.27-.58.3-.66.25zm1.23.89c-.19-.02-.58-.05-.52-.14.3-.28-.09-.38-.34-.38-.25-.02-.34-.16-.22-.19.12-.03.61.02.7.08.08.06.52.25.55.38.02.13.0.25-.17.25zm1.47-.05c-.14.09-.83-.41-.95-.52-.56-.48-.89-.31-1-.41-.11-.1-.08-.19.11-.34.19-.15.69.06 1 .09.3.03.66.27.66.55.02.25.33.5.19.63h-.01z" vector-effect="non-scaling-stroke"></path></svg><span class="dn m-dib m-pl1">LANGUAGES</span></a> <a class="fx fx-ai-c hover-yellow px2 white" href="https://www.ssa.gov/site/signin/en/" id="ssa-signin" title="SIGN IN/UP"><svg class="svg1" focusable="false" viewBox="0 0 24 24"><path d="M12 17.016q-.797.0-1.406-.61t-.61-1.405.61-1.405 1.406-.61 1.406.61.61 1.406-.61 1.407-1.406.61zm6 3V9.986H6v10.03h12zm-6-17.11q-1.266.0-2.18.914T8.906 6H9v2.016h6.094V6q0-1.266-.914-2.18T12 2.906zm6 5.11q.797.0 1.406.586t.61 1.383v10.03q0 .798-.61 1.384T18 21.984H6q-.797.0-1.406-.586t-.61-1.384V9.986q0-.798.61-1.384T6 8.016h.984V6q0-2.063 1.477-3.54T12 .985t3.54 1.477T17.015 6v2.016H18z" vector-effect="non-scaling-stroke"></path></svg><span class="dn m-dib m-pl1">SIGN IN/UP</span></a></nav> </div> </header>
  <!-- MAIN CONTENT -->
  <main class="content" id="content" role="main">
    <!-- TITLE BAR -->
    <section class="bg-ivory-200 print-dn">
      <!-- WRAPPER -->
      <div class="py2 wrapper">
        <h2 class="fw4 ma0">Press Office</h2>
      </div>
    </section>

    <!-- REMOVE PRINT LINK -->
    <section class="bg-teal-gradient js-remove-print" id="js-remove-print">
      <div class="fw7 ta-c">
        <a class="db hover-teal ts-stroke pa2 white" href="https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/2019/#">Go Back</a>
      </div>
    </section>

    <!-- WRAPPER -->
    <section class="wrapper">

      <!-- GRID -->
      <div class="grid">

        <!-- CELL -->
        <div class="cell cell-last print-dn w-100 m-cell-first m-w-30">

          <!-- MENU (SIDEBAR) -->
          <nav class="pt1 ae-exclude" role="navigation">
            <h3 class="fs2 gray-lighter mb0">Menu</h3>
            <ul class="list-nb pl0">
              <li class="bb py2">
                <a class="db" href="https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/">Contact the Press Office</a>
              </li>
              <li class="bb">
                <a class="bg-ocean-blue-500 db hover-teal teal pa2" href="https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/">Press Releases</a>
              </li>
              <li class="bb py2">
                <a class="db" href="https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/factsfig.html">Reports, Facts and Figures</a>
              </li>
              <li class="bb py2">
                <a class="db" href="https://www.ssa.gov/news/newsletter/">Social Security Update</a>
              </li>
              <li class="bb py2">
                <a class="db" href="https://twitter.com/SSAPress" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Follow us @SSAPress</a>
              </li>
              <li class="bb py2">
                <a class="db" href="https://www.ssa.gov/news/cola/">COLA</a>
              </li>
            </ul>
          </nav>

        </div>

        <!-- CELL -->
        <section class="cell print-w-100 w-100 m-w-70">

          <!-- PRESS POST -->
          <article class="post" id="9-2019-2">

            <!-- PRESS BYLINE -->
            <div class="press-byline">
              <h3 class="ta-c">Press Release</h3>
              <div class="press-date">
                Monday, September 23, 2019<br>
                For Immediate Release
              </div>
              <div class="print-seal">
                <img src="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/seal.png" class="ae-img">
              </div>
              <div class="press-officer">
                Mark Hinkle, Acting Press Officer<br>
                <a href="mailto:press.office@ssa.gov">press.office@ssa.gov</a>
              </div>
              <div class="print-header">
                <span class="top">News Release</span>
                <span class="btm">SOCIAL SECURITY</span>
              </div>
            </div>
            <!-- END PRESS BYLINE -->

            <!-- POST TITLE -->
            <h3 class="post-title">Social Security and OIG Establish New Anti-Fraud Units<br>
            <span class="fs2">Disability Investigations Program Expands</span></h3>

            <p class="post-print-btn"><a class="btn no-icon">Print Version</a></p>

            <p>The Social Security Administration and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the expansion of its successful anti-fraud initiative, the Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) Program. CDI Units identify, investigate, and prevent Social Security disability fraud. Three new statewide offices recently opened across the country, in Bismarck, North Dakota; Boise, Idaho; and Helena, Montana. In addition, the Puerto Rico office has expanded their investigative scope to include cases in the U.S. Virgin Islands.</p>
            
            <p>The CDI Program helps to resolve questions of potential fraud before benefits are ever paid. The innovative initiative continues to be successful by bringing together personnel from Social Security, its OIG, State Disability Determination Services (DDS), and local law enforcement agencies to investigate and analyze suspicious or questionable Social Security disability claims. CDI Unit efforts assist disability examiners in making informed decisions, ensure payment accuracy, and generate significant taxpayer savings, for both Federal and State programs.</p>
            
            <p>“Social Security has zero tolerance for fraud and we are committed to detecting and preventing it. Our CDI Program serves a vital role in that commitment,” said Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security. “We diligently work at the national and local levels to stop fraud and carry out our mission of delivering quality Social Security services to the public.”</p>
            
            <p>The CDI Program consists of 46 units covering 40 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. Social Security and OIG have opened several units in the last few years as they work together to provide CDI coverage for all 50 states by 2022.</p>
            
            <p>“We are pleased to announce this expansion of the CDI Program as we move closer to our goal of covering all 50 States. CDI has a significant impact on the integrity of Social Security’s disability programs, and is an important resource for those making disability determinations,” said Inspector General Gail S. Ennis. “This initiative is successful at preventing fraud in part due to the vital role of interagency partnerships, so we welcome Idaho, Montana, and North Dakota as they join this effort.”</p>
            
            <p>Since 1997, when Social Security and OIG established CDI, its efforts have contributed to $4 billion in projected savings to Social Security’s programs, and $3 billion in projected savings to other Federal and State programs. For more information, please <a href="https://oig.ssa.gov/">visit the OIG website</a> and Social Security’s anti-fraud website at <a href="https://www.ssa.gov/antifraudfacts/">www.socialsecurity.gov/antifraudfacts/</a>.</p>

            <p class="ta-c"><em>To get more Social Security news, follow the Press Office on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/SSAPress">@SSAPress</a>.</em></p>

          </article>
          <!-- END POST -->

          <!-- PRESS POST -->
          <article class="post" id="9-2019-1">

            <!-- PRESS BYLINE -->
            <div class="press-byline">
              <h3 class="ta-c">Press Release</h3>
              <div class="press-date">
                Friday, September 6, 2019<br>
                For Immediate Release
              </div>
              <div class="print-seal">
                <img src="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/seal.png" class="ae-img">
              </div>
              <div class="press-officer">
                Mark Hinkle, Acting Press Officer<br>
                <a href="mailto:press.office@ssa.gov">press.office@ssa.gov</a>
              </div>
              <div class="print-header">
                <span class="top">News Release</span>
                <span class="btm">SOCIAL SECURITY</span>
              </div>
            </div>
            <!-- END PRESS BYLINE -->

            <!-- POST TITLE -->
            <h3 class="post-title">Social Security Announces First Potential Group of Participants for New Electronic Social Security Number Verification Service<br>
            <span class="fs2">Service to Begin in 2020</span></h3>

            <p class="post-print-btn"><a class="btn no-icon">Print Version</a></p>

            <p>The Social Security Administration today announced the first potential group of selected participants for its new electronic Consent Based Social Security Number (SSN) Verification (eCBSV) service.  The agency will roll out the service to these users in June 2020, and plans on expanding the number of users within approximately six months of the initial rollout.</p>
            
            <p>“Our new electronic SSN verification service will help to reduce synthetic identity fraud by comparing data provided electronically by approved participants with the agency’s records,” said Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security.  “This will provide fast, secure, and more efficient SSN verifications for the financial services industry and customers using their services.”</p>
            
            <p>Social Security is creating eCBSV, a fee-based electronic SSN verification service, to allow select financial institutions and service providers, called “permitted entities” and including subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, subcontractors, or assignees of a financial institution, to verify if a person’s SSN, name, and date of birth combination matches Social Security records.  Social Security needs the person’s written consent and will accept an electronic signature in order to disclose the SSN verification to the permitted entity.  eCBSV returns a match verification of “Yes” or “No.”  eCBSV does not verify a person’s identity.</p>
            
            <p>The 10 participants selected for the initial rollout are:</p>
            
            <ul>
              <li>American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.</li>
              <li>Capital One Services, LLC</li>
              <li>Computer Information Development, LLC</li>
              <li>Discover Financial Services</li>
              <li>Early Warning Services, LLC</li>
              <li>Experian Information Solutions, Inc.</li>
              <li>ID Analytics, LLC</li>
              <li>Navy Federal Credit Union</li>
              <li>SentiLink Corp.</li>
              <li>Synchrony Financial</li>
            </ul>
            
            <p>Each of the service providers selected can serve up to 20 permitted entities, with the potential of 124 permitted entities participating in the initial rollout.</p>
            
            <p>This announcement does not affect the existing Consent Based SSN Verification service.</p>
            
            <p>For more information, see <a href="https://www.ssa.gov/dataexchange/eCBSV/">www.socialsecurity.gov/dataexchange/eCBSV/</a>.</p>

            <p class="ta-c"><em>To get more Social Security news, follow the Press Office on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/SSAPress">@SSAPress</a>.</em></p>

          </article>
          <!-- END POST -->

          <!-- PRESS POST -->
          <article class="post print-on" id="8-2019-1">

            <!-- PRESS BYLINE -->
            <div class="press-byline">
              <h3 class="ta-c" tabindex="-1">Press Release</h3>
              <div class="press-date">
                Monday, August 19, 2019<br>
                For Immediate Release
              </div>
              <div class="print-seal">
                <img src="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/seal.png" class="ae-img">
              </div>
              <div class="press-officer">
                Mark Hinkle, Acting Press Officer<br>
                <a href="mailto:press.office@ssa.gov">press.office@ssa.gov</a>
              </div>
              <div class="print-header">
                <span class="top">News Release</span>
                <span class="btm">SOCIAL SECURITY</span>
              </div>
            </div>
            <!-- END PRESS BYLINE -->

            <!-- POST TITLE -->
            <h3 class="post-title">Social Security Accelerates Decisions for People with Serious Disabilities<br>
            <span class="fs2">Agency Adds to Compassionate Allowances List</span>
            </h3>

            <p class="post-print-btn"><a class="btn no-icon">Print Version</a></p>

            <p>Andrew Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, today announced four new Compassionate Allowances conditions: CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder, Pitt Hopkins Syndrome, Primary Peritoneal Cancer, and Richter Syndrome.  Compassionate Allowances is a program to quickly identify severe diseases and medical conditions that meet Social Security’s standards for disability benefits.</p>

            <p>“Social Security’s highest priority is to serve the public and we are committed to ensuring Americans with disabilities receive the benefits they are eligible for,” said Commissioner Saul.  “For over a decade, our Compassionate Allowances program has helped us accelerate the disability process for people who are likely to get approved for benefits due to the severity of their condition.”</p>

            <p>The Compassionate Allowances program identifies claims where the applicant’s condition or disease clearly meets Social Security’s statutory standard for disability.  Due to the severe nature of many of these conditions, these claims are often allowed based on medical confirmation of the diagnosis alone.  The list has grown to a total of 237 conditions, including certain cancers, adult brain disorders, and a number of rare disorders that affect children.  To date, more than 600,000 people with severe disabilities have been approved through this fast-track policy-compliant disability process.</p>

            <p>The agency incorporates leading technology to identify potential Compassionate Allowances and make quick decisions.  When a person applies for disability benefits, Social Security must obtain medical records in order to make an accurate determination.  Social Security’s Health IT brings the speed and efficiency of electronic medical records to the disability determination process.  With electronic records transmission, Social Security is able to quickly obtain a claimant’s medical information, review it, and make a determination faster than ever before.</p>

            <p>For more information about the program, including a list of all Compassionate Allowances conditions, please visit <a href="https://www.ssa.gov/compassionateallowances/">www.socialsecurity.gov/compassionateallowances</a>.</p>

            <p>To learn more about Social Security’s Health IT program, please visit <a href="https://www.ssa.gov/hit/">www.socialsecurity.gov/hit</a>.</p>
            <p>People may apply online for disability benefits by visiting <a href="https://www.ssa.gov/">www.socialsecurity.gov</a>.</p>
            <p>To create a <span class="my">my</span> <span class="ssa">Social Security</span> account, please visit <a href="https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/">www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount</a>.</p>

            <p class="ta-c"><em>To get more Social Security news, follow the Press Office on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/SSAPress">@SSAPress</a>.</em></p>

          </article>
          <!-- END POST -->

          <!-- PRESS POST -->
          <article class="post" id="6-2019-1">

            <!-- PRESS BYLINE -->
            <div class="press-byline">
              <h3 class="ta-c">Press Release</h3>
              <div class="press-date">
                Monday, June 17, 2019<br>
                For Immediate Release
              </div>
              <div class="print-seal">
                <img src="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/seal.png" class="ae-img">
              </div>
              <div class="press-officer">
                Mark Hinkle, Acting Press Officer<br>
                <a href="mailto:press.office@ssa.gov">press.office@ssa.gov</a>
              </div>
              <div class="print-header">
                <span class="top">News Release</span>
                <span class="btm">SOCIAL SECURITY</span>
              </div>
            </div>
            <!-- END PRESS BYLINE -->

            <!-- POST TITLE -->
            <h3 class="post-title">Andrew M. Saul Sworn In As Commissioner of Social Security Administration</h3>

            <p class="post-print-btn"><a class="btn no-icon">Print Version</a></p>

            <p>Andrew M. Saul was sworn in today as the Commissioner of Social Security at the agency’s office in Washington, D.C. He will serve a six-year term that expires on January 19, 2025.</p>

            <p>Commissioner Saul expressed his gratitude at being chosen to serve as the Commissioner of Social Security. “The Social Security programs touch the lives of almost every American – serving in this position is a tremendous privilege and an awesome responsibility,” said Commissioner Saul. “I am humbled by the opportunity to help the agency to deliver critical services to the American people.”</p>

            <p>Commissioner Saul brings a vast amount of experience to the position. At the federal level, one of Commissioner Saul’s greatest achievements was his work with the Federal Thrift Investment Board (FTIB). In 2002, Commissioner Saul became Chairman of the FTIB, which administers the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). The TSP provides military and federal employees the opportunity to save for additional retirement security. Commissioner Saul led the board to modernize systems and restructure executive staff.  Through effective changes, he increased participation and reduced participant costs.</p>

            <p>In addition to his federal service, Commissioner Saul has served and worked within numerous state and local governments, non-profit organizations, and private sector businesses. He started his career in the private sector, growing and managing two large publicly traded apparel chains for over 20 years. He served as Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York’s regional transportation system and the country’s largest public transportation network. He also served as Vice Chairman of the Mount Sinai Health System and Chairman of its Audit and Compliance Committee. In addition, he was a Trustee and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the National Gallery of Art. He formerly served as a board member of the United Jewish Appeal Federation of New York.</p>

            <p>Commissioner Saul will be responsible for administering the Social Security retirement, disability and survivors insurance programs that pay over one trillion dollars annually in benefits to approximately 64 million beneficiaries, as well as the Supplemental Security Income program that provides cash assistance to more than 8 million people with limited income and resources. The agency has a national workforce of about 63,000 employees and 1,500 facilities across the country and around the world.</p>

            <p>Commissioner Saul is from New York. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, and serves on its Board of Overseers. He and his wife of over 50 years, Denise, have two adult children and three grandchildren.</p>

            <p>Additional information is available about</p>

            <ul>
              <li><a href="https://www.ssa.gov/agency/commissioner.html">Commissioner Andrew M. Saul</a></li>
              <li><a href="https://www.ssa.gov/history/commissioners.html">Social Security Commissioners</a></li>
            </ul>

            <p class="ta-c"><em>To get more Social Security news, follow the Press Office on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/SSAPress">@SSAPress</a>.</em></p>

          </article>
          <!-- END POST -->

          <!-- PRESS POST -->
          <article class="post" id="5-2019-1">

            <!-- PRESS BYLINE -->
            <div class="press-byline">
              <h3 class="ta-c">Press Release</h3>
              <div class="press-date">
                Friday, May 10, 2019<br>
                For Immediate Release
              </div>
              <div class="print-seal">
                <img src="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/seal.png" class="ae-img">
              </div>
              <div class="press-officer">
                Mark Hinkle, Acting Press Officer<br>
                <a href="mailto:press.office@ssa.gov">press.office@ssa.gov</a>
              </div>
              <div class="print-header">
                <span class="top">News Release</span>
                <span class="btm">SOCIAL SECURITY</span>
              </div>
            </div>
            <!-- END PRESS BYLINE -->

            <!-- POST TITLE -->
            <h3 class="post-title">Emma and Liam Repeat as Social Security’s Top Baby Names for 2018<br>
            <span class="fs2">Jacob and Abigail Fall Out of Top 10</span></h3>

            <p class="post-print-btn"><a class="btn no-icon">Print Version</a></p>

            <p>Liam and Emma are once again America’s most popular baby names in 2018.  This is the second time Liam is atop the boys list and the fifth year in a row for Emma.  Two long timers on the list, Jacob and Abigail, toppled out of the top 10 for the first time since 1992 and 2000.  There are two new names in this year’s top 10—Lucas for the first time ever, and Harper makes her way back on the list.</p>

            <p>Here are the top 10 boys and girls names for 2018:</p>

            <table class="t-stripe" summary="Top 10 boys and girls names for 2018">
              <thead>
                <tr>
                  <th scope="col">Boys</th>
                  <th scope="col">Girls</th>
                </tr>
              </thead>
              <tbody>
                <tr>
                  <td>1. Liam</td>
                  <td>1. Emma</td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                  <td>2. Noah</td>
                  <td>2. Olivia</td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                  <td>3. William</td>
                  <td>3. Ava </td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                  <td>4. James</td>
                  <td>4. Isabella</td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                  <td>5. Oliver</td>
                  <td>5. Sophia</td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                  <td>6. Benjamin</td>
                  <td>6. Charlotte </td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                  <td>7. Elijah</td>
                  <td>7. Mia</td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                  <td>8. Lucas</td>
                  <td>8. Amelia</td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                  <td>9. Mason</td>
                  <td>9. Harper</td>
                </tr>
                <tr>
                  <td>10. Logan</td>
                  <td>10. Evelyn</td>
                </tr>
              </tbody>
            </table>

            <p>For all of the top baby names of 2018, and to see where your name ranks, go to Social Security’s website, <a href="https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/">www.socialsecurity.gov/babynames/</a>.</p>

            <p>While you are there, Acting Commissioner Nancy A. Berryhill encourages everyone to enjoy the baby names list and create a <span class="my">my</span> <span class="ssa">Social Security</span> account at <a href="https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/">www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount</a>. <span class="my">my</span> <span class="ssa">Social Security</span> is a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing while receiving Social Security benefits.</p>

            <p>Social Security beneficiaries can have instant access to their benefit verification letter, payment history, and complete earnings record by establishing a <span class="my">my</span> <span class="ssa">Social Security</span> account. Beneficiaries also can change their address, start or change direct deposit information, and print a replacement SSA-1099 online. People receiving benefits can request a replacement Medicare card online.</p>

            <p>People age 18 and older who are not receiving benefits can also sign up for a <span class="my">my</span> <span class="ssa">Social Security</span> account to get their personalized online <em>Social Security Statement</em>. The online <em>Statement</em> provides workers with secure and convenient access to their Social Security earnings and benefit information, and estimates of future benefits they can use to plan for their retirement.</p>

            <p>Additional Baby Names Information:</p>

            <p>Social Security began compiling the baby name list in 1997, with names dating back to 1880.  At the time of a child’s birth, parents supply the name to the agency when applying for a child’s Social Security card, thus making Social Security America’s source for the most popular baby names.</p>

            <p>Each year, the list reveals the effect of pop-culture on naming trends. Royalty seems to have influenced parents in 2018.</p>

            <p>Meghan was the fastest rising girls’ name, moving 701 spots to number 703 from number 1,404 in 2017. This jump speaks to the popularity of Meghan Markle, an American who joined the royal family when she married Prince Harry in 2018. Tune in next year to see how newborn Archie influences Moms and Dads in 2019. The name Archie actually reappears in the top 1,000 in 2018 for the first time since 1988, and he will likely continue climbing up the list after the latest royal news.</p>

            <p>Winter is coming for “Game of Thrones” fans. The name Yara voyaged 314 spots from number 986 in 2017 to number 672 in 2018 on the girls’ side. Followers of the hit HBO show know this probably is due to Yara Greyjoy, a character on the popular series.</p>

            <p>For the boys, Genesis is the fastest rising name for 2018, shuffling his way 608 spots to number 984 from number 1,592 in 2017.  There has been a resurgence of classic names in the top 10 baby names in recent years, so perhaps Genesis is a harkening back to the classic English rock band led by Phil Collins. Speaking of Genesis, award winning Grammy singer and coach on "The Voice," Alicia Keys named her son Genesis after his birth.</p>

            <p>Please visit <a href="https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/">www.socialsecurity.gov/babynames/</a> to view the entire list.</p>

            <p>The agency is proud to announce <a href="http://www.instagram.com/SocialSecurity">Instagram</a> as its newborn social media channel. The new addition arrived in April and will share information and resources that can help you and your loved ones.</p>

            <p class="ta-c"><em>To get more Social Security news, follow the Press Office on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/SSAPress">@SSAPress.</a></em></p>

          </article>
          <!-- END POST -->

          <!-- PRESS POST -->
          <article class="post" id="4-2019-1">

            <!-- PRESS BYLINE -->
            <div class="press-byline">
              <h3 class="ta-c">Press Release</h3>
              <div class="press-date">
                Monday, April 22, 2019<br>
                For Immediate Release
              </div>
              <div class="print-seal">
                <img src="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/seal.png" class="ae-img">
              </div>
              <div class="press-officer">
                Mark Hinkle, Acting Press Officer<br>
                <a href="mailto:press.office@ssa.gov">press.office@ssa.gov</a>
              </div>
              <div class="print-header">
                <span class="top">News Release</span>
                <span class="btm">SOCIAL SECURITY</span>
              </div>
            </div>
            <!-- END PRESS BYLINE -->

            <!-- POST TITLE -->
            <h3 class="post-title">Social Security Combined Trust Funds Gain One Year Says Board of Trustees<br>
            <span class="fs2">Disability Fund Shows Strong Improvement—Twenty Years</span></h3>

            <p class="post-print-btn"><a class="btn no-icon">Print Version</a></p>

            <p>The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds.  The combined asset reserves of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance (OASI and DI) Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2035, one year later than projected last year, with 80 percent of benefits payable at that time.</p>

            <p>The OASI Trust Fund is projected to become depleted in 2034, the same as last year’s estimate, with 77 percent of benefits payable at that time.  The DI Trust Fund is estimated to become depleted in 2052, extended 20 years from last year’s estimate of 2032, with 91 percent of benefits still payable.</p>

            <p>In the 2019 Annual Report to Congress, the Trustees announced:</p>

            <ul>
              <li>The asset reserves of the combined OASI and DI Trust Funds increased by $3 billion in 2018 to a total of $2.895 trillion.</li>
              <li>The total annual cost of the program is projected to exceed total annual income, for the first time since 1982, in 2020 and remain higher throughout the 75-year projection period.  As a result, asset reserves are expected to decline during 2020.  Social Security’s cost has exceeded its non-interest income since 2010.</li>
              <li>The year when the combined trust fund reserves are projected to become depleted, if Congress does not act before then, is 2035 – gaining one year from last year’s projection.  At that time, there would be sufficient income coming in to pay 80 percent of scheduled benefits.</li>
            </ul>

            <p>“The Trustees recommend that lawmakers address the projected trust fund shortfalls in a timely way in order to phase in necessary changes gradually and give workers and beneficiaries time to adjust to them,” said Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of Social Security.  “The large change in the reserve depletion date for the DI Fund is mainly due to continuing favorable trends in the disability program.  Disability applications have been declining since 2010, and the number of disabled-worker beneficiaries receiving payments has been falling since 2014.”</p>

            <p>Other highlights of the Trustees Report include:</p>

            <ul>
              <li>Total income, including interest, to the combined OASI and DI Trust Funds amounted to just over $1 trillion in 2018.  ($885 billion from net payroll tax contributions, $35 billion from taxation of benefits, and $83 billion in interest)</li>
              <li>Total expenditures from the combined OASI and DI Trust Funds amounted to $1 trillion in 2018.</li>
              <li>Social Security paid benefits of nearly $989 billion in calendar year 2018.  There were about 63 million beneficiaries at the end of the calendar year.</li>
              <li>The projected actuarial deficit over the 75-year long-range period is 2.78 percent of taxable payroll – lower than the 2.84 percent projected in last year’s report.</li>
              <li>During 2018, an estimated 176 million people had earnings covered by Social Security and paid payroll taxes.</li>
              <li>The cost of $6.7 billion to administer the Social Security program in 2018 was a very low 0.7 percent of total expenditures.</li>
              <li>The combined Trust Fund asset reserves earned interest at an effective annual rate of 2.9 percent in 2018.</li>
            </ul>

            <p>The Board of Trustees usually comprises six members.  Four serve by virtue of their positions with the federal government: Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury and Managing Trustee; Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of Social Security; Alex M. Azar II, Secretary of Health and Human Services; and R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor.  The two public trustee positions are currently vacant.</p>

            <p>View the 2019 Trustees Report at <a href="https://www.ssa.gov/OACT/TR/2019/">www.socialsecurity.gov/OACT/TR/2019/</a>.</p>

            <p class="ta-c"><em>To get more Social Security news, follow the Press Office on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/SSAPress">@SSAPress.</a></em></p>

          </article>
          <!-- END POST -->

          <!-- PRESS POST -->
          <article class="post" id="3-2019-1">

            <!-- PRESS BYLINE -->
            <div class="press-byline">
              <h3 class="ta-c">Press Release</h3>
              <div class="press-date">
                Wednesday, March 20, 2019<br>
                For Immediate Release
              </div>
              <div class="print-seal">
                <img src="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/seal.png" class="ae-img">
              </div>
              <div class="press-officer">
                Mark Hinkle, Acting Press Officer<br>
                <a href="mailto:press.office@ssa.gov">press.office@ssa.gov</a>
              </div>
              <div class="print-header">
                <span class="top">News Release</span>
                <span class="btm">SOCIAL SECURITY</span>
              </div>
            </div>
            <!-- END PRESS BYLINE -->

            <!-- POST TITLE -->
            <h3 class="post-title">Social Security and OIG Launch Public Service Announcement Campaign<br>
            <span class="fs2">Agency Alerts Public about Telephone Impersonation Scheme</span></h3>

            <p class="post-print-btn"><a class="btn no-icon">Print Version</a></p>

            <p>The Social Security Administration (SSA) and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) launched a joint Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign addressing a nationwide telephone impersonation scheme. Social Security and the OIG continue to receive reports from across the country about fraudulent phone calls from people falsely claiming to be Social Security employees. Calls can even “spoof” Social Security’s national customer service number as the incoming number on the caller ID. The new PSAs will air on TV and radio stations across the country to alert the public to remain vigilant against potential fraud.</p>

            <p>“We urge you to always be cautious and to avoid providing sensitive information such as your Social Security number or bank account information to unknown people over the phone or Internet,” said Nancy A. Berryhill, Acting Commissioner of Social Security. “If you receive a call and are not expecting one, you must be extra careful – you can always get the caller’s information, hang up, and contact the official phone number of the business or agency the caller claims to represent. Do not reveal personal data to a stranger who calls you.”</p>

            <p>Social Security employees do occasionally contact people--generally those who have ongoing business with the agency--by telephone for business purposes. However, Social Security employees <strong>will never</strong> threaten a person or promise a Social Security benefit approval, or increase, in exchange for information. In those cases, the call is fraudulent and people should not engage with the caller. If a person receives these calls, he or she should report the information to the OIG Fraud Hotline at <strong>1-800-269-0271</strong> or online at <a href="https://oig.ssa.gov/report">https://oig.ssa.gov/report</a>.</p>

            <p>“These calls appear to be happening across the country, so we appreciate SSA’s partnership in this national public outreach effort,” said Gail S. Ennis, the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration. “Our message to the public is simply this: If you or someone you know receives a questionable call claiming to be from SSA or the OIG, just hang up.”</p>

            <p> The new PSA addressing the telephone impersonation scheme is available online at <a href="http://www.youtube.com/socialsecurity">www.youtube.com/socialsecurity </a> and below:</p>

            <div style="height: 0; margin-bottom: 1.5rem; padding-top: 56.25%; position: relative;">
              <iframe width="560" height="315" src="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/8N96ORODZm8.html" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="false" style="bottom: 0; height: 100%; left: 0; position: absolute; right: 0; top: 0; width: 100%; z-index: 100;" class="ae-media ae-youtube"></iframe>
            </div>

            <p class="ta-c"><em>To get more Social Security news, follow the Press Office on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/SSAPress">@SSAPress.</a></em></p>

          </article>
          <!-- END POST -->

        </section>

      </div>

    </section>
  </main>
  <!-- FOOTER -->
  <footer class="fs1 print-dn" id="footer" role="contentinfo">
  <div class="wrapper">
    <div class="grid">
      <div class="cell w-100 m-w-25 l-w-15">
        <h3 class="fs1 mb1">Benefits</h3>
        <ul class="list-nb pl0">
          <li><a class="db" href="https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/retirement/">Retirement</a></li>
          <li><a class="db" href="https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/disability/">Disability</a></li>
          <li><a class="db" href="https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/medicare/">Medicare</a></li>
          <li><a class="db" href="https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/survivors/">Survivors</a></li>
          <li><a class="db" href="https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/ssi/" title="Supplemental Security Income">SSI</a></li>
        </ul>
      </div>
      <div class="cell w-100 m-w-25 l-w-15">
        <h3 class="fs1 mb1">Resources</h3>
        <ul class="list-nb pl0">
          <li><a class="db" href="https://www.ssa.gov/onlineservices/">Online Services</a></li>
          <li><a class="db" href="https://faq.ssa.gov/" title="Frequently Asked Questions">FAQs</a></li>
          <li><a class="db" href="https://www.ssa.gov/agency/contact/">Contact Us</a></li>
          <li><a class="db" href="https://www.ssa.gov/forms/">Forms</a></li>
          <li><a class="db" href="https://www.ssa.gov/agency/glossary/">Glossary</a></li>
          <li><a class="db" href="https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/">Publications</a></li>
        </ul>
      </div>
      <div class="cell w-100 m-w-25 l-w-15">
        <h3 class="fs1 mb1">Agency</h3>
        <ul class="list-nb pl0">
          <li><a class="db" href="https://www.ssa.gov/agency/">About Us</a></li>
          <li><a class="db" href="https://www.ssa.gov/accessibility/">Accessibility</a></li>
          <li><a class="db" href="https://www.ssa.gov/foia/" title="Freedom of Information Act">FOIA</a></li>
          <li><a class="db" href="https://www.ssa.gov/open/">Open Government</a></li>
          <li><a class="db" href="https://www.ssa.gov/agency/plain-language/">Plain Language</a></li>
          <li><a class="db" href="https://www.ssa.gov/privacy/">Privacy</a></li>
        </ul>
      </div>
      <div class="cell w-100 m-w-25 l-w-15">
        <h3 class="fs1 mb1">Connect with Us</h3>
        <ul class="list-nb pl0">
          <li><a class="db" href="https://blog.ssa.gov/">Blog</a></li>
          <li><a class="db" href="https://facebook.com/socialsecurity/">Facebook</a></li>
          <li><a class="db" href="https://instagram.com/socialsecurity/">Instagram</a></li>
          <li><a class="db" href="https://twitter.com/socialsecurity/">Twitter</a></li>
          <li><a class="db" href="https://youtube.com/socialsecurityonline/">YouTube</a></li>
          <li><a class="db" href="https://www.ssa.gov/socialmedia/">All Social Media</a></li>
        </ul>
      </div>
      <div class="cell w-100 m-w-25 l-w-15">
        <h3 class="fs1 mb1">Related Websites</h3>
        <ul class="list-nb pl0">
          <li><a class="db" href="https://www.benefits.gov/">Benefits.gov</a></li>
          <li><a class="db" href="https://www.mymoney.gov/">MyMoney.gov</a></li>
          <li><a class="db" href="https://www.regulations.gov/">Regulations.gov</a></li>
          <li><a class="db" href="https://www.usa.gov/">USA.gov</a></li>
        </ul>
      </div>
      <div class="cell w-100 m-w-25">
        <h3 class="fs1 mb1">Report Fraud, Waste or Abuse</h3>
        <ul class="list-nb pl0">
          <li><a class="db" href="https://oig.ssa.gov/">Office of the Inspector General</a></li>
        </ul>
      </div>
      <div class="cell w-100 m-w-50 l-ta-c l-w-100 ae-exclude">
        <p><em>This website is produced and published at U.S. taxpayer expense.</em></p>
      </div>
    </div>
  </div>
</footer>
  <!-- SCRIPTS -->
  <script src="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/ssa.firefly.body.js.download"></script><a accesskey="b" href="https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/2019/#banner" id="js-btt" title="Back to Top" class="js-btt"></a>
  <script src="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/press-releases-posts.js.download"></script>


<iframe src="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/fs.frame.html" id="_fsCtrlFr" class="_FSFRAME_" title="ForeSee Control Frame" _fsrb="true" aria-hidden="true" style="display: none;"></iframe><script src="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/ae.js.download" type="text/javascript" async=""></script><script type="text/javascript" id="">(function(c){var a=c.document,l=a.addEventListener||a.attachEvent,m=a.removeEventListener||a.detachEvent,k=a.addEventListener?"DOMContentLoaded":"onreadystatechange",e=c.encodeURIComponent,f=function(){m.call(a,k,f,!1);c.location.hash.split("#");var g=a.createElement("script"),d=e(a.documentElement.lang);c.location.search.match(/ae_voice=[\d]/);var h=c.location.search.match(/ae_version=-?([a-z]|[\d])+/)||a.cookie.match(/\bae_version=-?\d+/);var b=c.location.hostname.split(".");b=b.slice(-2).join(".");
b=c.location.protocol+"//govwscdn.audioeye.com/scripts/loader.js?r\x3d"+e(b);b+="\x26d\x3d"+e(c.location.hostname);b+=c.self!==c.parent?"\x26e\x3d1":"";b+=-1!==c.location.search.indexOf("ae_edge")?"\x26edge\x3d1":"";b+=h&&h.length?"\x26"+h[0].replace("ae_",""):"";b+="\x26lang\x3d"+(d||"en");b+="\x26cb\x3d20181227";d="; "+a.cookie;d=d.split("; aebuild\x3d");d=2==d.length?d.pop().split(";").shift():void 0;if("dev"===d||"debug"===d)b+="\x26build\x3d"+d;g.setAttribute("async","");g.src=b;a.body.appendChild(g)};
"loading"!==a.readyState?f():l.call(a,k,f,!1)})(window);</script><script async="" src="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/loader.js.download"></script>
<div id="ae_app">

    
    <link id="ae_aggregate_css" rel="stylesheet" href="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/aggregate.css" class="ae-style" type="text/css" media="screen" charset="utf-8">


        <!--
        Layout, Style or Voice Helpers
    -->
    <div id="ae_helpers" class="ae-module" style="display: none;">

    <script type="text/javascript">
	AudioEye.layoutHelpers.push(function(ele){
		ele.outerFind('table:contains(Benefit Calculators)').attr('data-ae-blurbtype','layouttable');
      	ele.outerFind('table:contains(www.socialsecurity.gov)').attr('data-ae-blurbtype','layouttable');
      	ele.outerFind('table:contains(Office of the Chief Actuary)').attr('data-ae-blurbtype','layouttable');
      	ele.outerFind('table:contains(Benefit Calculators)').attr('data-ae-blurbtype','layouttable');
		ele.outerFind('table:contains(Other Important Information)').attr('data-ae-blurbtype','layouttable');
      
      
    
	});
</script>            
<style class="ae-style" type="text/css">
body #ae_toolbar_bottom_section .ae-icon-toolbar-helpdesk{
  display: none !important;
  }
</style>            
<style class="ae-style" type="text/css">
body.ae-reader .bg-gray-100 img{
  height: 100px !important;
  }
body.ae-reader section.mb3 a img{
  display:none !important;
  }
body.ae-reader section.mb3 a{
  display:block !important;
  }
body.ae-reader .ae-menu svg{
  display:none !important;
  }
body.ae-reader .wrapper .m-row{
  display:block !important;
  }
#ae_app #ae_launcher{
  bottom: 155px !important;
  }
  #ae_app #ae_launcher.ae-launcher-hover{
  bottom: 174px !important;
  }
  body.ae-reader #accessibility a{
  display:block !important;
  }
  
  body.ae-reader header h1 a{
  display:block !important;
  }
   body.ae-reader header div.fx{
  display:block !important;
  }
 
  body.ae-reader ul.list-nb a{
  display:block !important;
  }
  body.ae-reader #breadcrumbs a{
    display:block !important;
  }
  body.ae-reader .js-pubs-languages-menu__content a{
  	display:block !important;
  }
  body.ae-reader .list-nb a{
  	width:100px !important;
  }
  body.ae-reader button[accesskey="x"]{
  	display:none !important;
  }
  body.ae-reader .js-pubs-filter-menu__content a{
  	display: block !important;
  }
</style>            

    </div>
    

        <!--
        Compliance 
    -->
    <div id="ae_compliance" class="ae-module" style="display: none;">

        
        
    </div>
        
     

    <!-- 
        Versioning Control Panel if versioning = true
    -->
    
    

    <!-- 
        Core Font
    -->
    <link rel="stylesheet" class="ae-style" href="./Press Release _ SSA Compassionate Allowance List_files/css" type="text/css">

    <!-- 
        Activity Panel Container Markup
    -->
    <span id="ae_placeholder_activity_panel" style="display: none;" aria-hidden="true"></span>

    
    <!--
        Launcher 
    -->
    <div id="ae_launcher" class="ae-module aetipsytip ae-active" tabindex="0" role="button" aria-label="AudioEye Ally Toolbar. Press enter or shift + = to open." style="display: none;" original-title="">

    

    <div class="ae-left">
        <span class="ae-copy-narrow" aria-hidden="true">Explore your accessibility options.</span>
    </div>

    <div class="ae-right">
        <span class="ae-icon-launcher-show"></span>
        <span class="icomoon-wrapper">
            <div class="ctadecrease">
                <span class="icomoon-cta ae-icon-launcher-logo ae-initial-cta icon-AE_nonhover_cta ae-initial-cta_nonhover">
                    <span class="icomoon-cta path1" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="icomoon-cta path2"></span><span class="icomoon-cta path3" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="icomoon-cta path4" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="icomoon-cta path5" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="icomoon-cta path6" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="icomoon-cta path7" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="icomoon-cta path8" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="icomoon-cta path9" aria-hidden="true"></span><span class="icomoon-cta path10"></span>
                </span>
                <span class="icomoon-cta ae-icon-launcher-universalaccess ae-initial-cta ae-initial-cta_nonhover"><span class="icomoon-cta path1"></span><span class="icomoon-cta path2"></span></span>
            </div>
        </span>
    </div>
</div>


    <!-- 
        Toolbar
    -->
    <span id="ae_placeholder_toolbar" style="display: none;" aria-hidden="true"></span>

    <!-- 
        Site Menu 
    -->
    <span id="ae_placeholder_site-menu" style="display: none;" aria-hidden="true"></span>

    <!-- 
        Rotor 
    -->
    <span id="ae_placeholder_rotor" style="display: none;" aria-hidden="true"></span>

    <!-- 
        Help 
    -->
    <span id="ae_placeholder_help" style="display: none;" aria-hidden="true"></span>

    <!-- 
        Settings 
    -->
    <span id="ae_placeholder_user-settings" style="display: none;" aria-hidden="true"></span>

    <!--
        Certification
    -->
    <span id="ae_placeholder_certification" style="display: none;" aria-hidden="true"></span>

    <!--
        Helpdesk
    -->
    <span id="ae_placeholder_helpdesk" style="display: none;" aria-hidden="true"></span>

        <!-- Module Conrol Bar Container -->
    <div id="ae_module_controlbar" style="display: none;">
    
        <!--
            Player 
        -->
        <span id="ae_placeholder_player" style="display: none;" aria-hidden="true"></span>
    
        <!--
            Voice 
        -->
        <span id="ae_placeholder_voice" style="display: none;" aria-hidden="true"></span>
        
        <!--
            Reader
        -->
        <span id="ae_placeholder_reader" style="display: none;" aria-hidden="true"></span>

        <!-- Mobile only - cycle through control bars -->
        <div id="ae_bar_cycle" style="display:none;">
            <svg style="position: absolute; width: 0; height: 0;" width="0" height="0" version="1.1" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">
                <defs>
                    <symbol id="icon_transfer" viewBox="0 0 1022 1024">
                        <title>transfer</title>
                        <path class="path1" d="M1023.936 768h-768.192v128l-255.744-192 255.744-192v128h768.192zM0 384h767.936v128l256-192-256-192v128h-767.936z"></path>
                    </symbol>
                </defs>
            </svg>
            <svg class="ae-icon-transfer"><use xlink:href="#icon_transfer"></use></svg>
        </div>

    </div><!-- end module controlbar container -->
        
        
    <!--
        Generic Aria Live message container 
    -->
    <div class="ae-blurb-noaudio" id="ae_enabled_messages" aria-relevant="additions" aria-live="assertive"></div>
    
    <!-- 
        First Time Toolbar Slide Show
    -->
    <span id="ae_walkthrough_placeholder_toolbar" style="display: none;" aria-hidden="true"></span>
    
    <!-- 
        First Time Reader Slide Show
    -->
    <span id="ae_walkthrough_placeholder_reader" style="display: none;" aria-hidden="true"></span>
    
    
    <!-- 
        First Time Player Slide Show
    -->
    <span id="ae_walkthrough_placeholder_player" style="display: none;" aria-hidden="true"></span>
       
    
    <!-- 
        First Time Voice Slide Show
    -->
    <span id="ae_walkthrough_placeholder_voice" style="display: none;" aria-hidden="true"></span>
    
    
    <!-- Symbol definitions -->
    <svg style="position: absolute; width: 0; height: 0; overflow: hidden;" version="1.1" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">
        <defs>
            <symbol id="icon-close-carousel" viewBox="0 0 32 32">
                <title>close carousel</title>
                <path fill="#ffffff" style="fill: var(--color1, #ffffff)" d="M28.992 0l-12.992 12.992-12.992-12.992-3.008 3.008 12.992 12.992-12.992 12.992 3.008 3.008 12.992-12.992 12.992 12.992 3.008-3.008-12.992-12.992 12.992-12.992-3.008-3.008z"></path>
            </symbol>
        </defs>
    </svg>

</div><!-- end #ae_app -->
</body></html>
Subscribe

Enter your email address to subscribe to our legislative updates.

E-mail