Fast-benefit list adds 35 illnesses

Social Security expands program to expedite disability claims

Posted: December 6, 2012 at 5:24 a.m.

The Social Security Administration is expanding a program that fast-tracks disability claims by people who get serious illnesses such as cancer, early-onset Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease — claims that could take months or years to approve in the past.

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Front Section, Pages 4 on 12/06/2012