Social Security expands program to fast-track special disability claims

The Social Security Administration is expanding a program to fast-track disability claims for individuals with serious illnesses such as Lou Gehrig’s disease or early-onset Alzheimer’s.  These claims used to take months or even years to process.  The program will expand Dec. 6, to include a total of 200 diseases and conditions that with proper documentation are relatively easy for the agency to make decisions about and should take only days to determine.  Read the rest of the story here.  The list of diseases in the fast-track program is here.