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August 16, 2012

Compassionate Allowances List: Updated to include rare lung disease found in many veterans

Veterans who have been diagnosed with constrictive bronchiolitis can now be put on the fast track to receive health benefits. The Social Security Administration updated its "compassionate allowances" list (CAL), effective August 11, 2012, to include this rare lung disease that is found in many veterans who were recently exposed to burn pits on military bases in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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