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People with Alzheimer’s disease are often denied access to disability benefits, a fundamental benefit they contributed to during employment. In other cases, those with Alzheimer’s find they have to appeal many times to receive these benefits. Because of this critical gap in receiving services, the Social Security Administration is considering adding younger onset individuals (those who receive a diagnosis under 65) to their list for Compassionate Allowance. Compassionate Allowance would permit people with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis to be waived from any delay in benefits through Social Security and make them eligible for disability services. For the first time, the Social Security Administration is gathering information from families that may be affected by Alzheimer’s disease to give their perspective on this important issue. You are invited to register online and give your input directly to the Social Security Administration while they consider making this critical change: 

Read the Association's statement on Compassionate Allowances

Learn more about the Compassionate Allowances list

Make your voice heard by visiting the following link to send a message about Compassionate Allowance directly to the Social Security Administration: http://alz.kintera.org/compassionateallowance


 

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