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dixchi
Posts: 438
Joined: Jun 2008

I am a volunteer for the local ACS and just received this newsletter information;
some may already know about this but for those who dont: The Social Security
Administration recently launched the Compassionate Allowances Intiative, a pilot program that wiill enable people with certain cancers and rare diseases to obtain disability benefits as quickly as possible. ACS Cancer Action Network and the SSA developed the initiative. CA
will allow the SSA to make a disability determination in a matter of days rather than months. Cancer patients will not only be able to receive benefits as quickly as possible but
they also will be automatically eligible for Medicare after colleting disability benefits for
24 months; it automatically begins to clock on the required 24 month waiting period for Medicare. Hope this helps someone!

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msccolon
Posts: 1956
Joined: Oct 2004

Thanks for posting this news!
mary

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KathiM
Posts: 8077
Joined: Aug 2005

Thank you, dearheart...I put it on the breast cancer board, as well. This is GREAT news!!!

Hugs, Kathi

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