Maple Syrup Urine Disease is one of the 100 diseases that are on the list of Compassionate Allowances (CAL) Conditions for Social Security Disability. That is, if someone has one of the diseases listed here http://www.socialsecurity.gov/compassionateallowances/conditions.htm their disablity benefits could be fast-tracked. The Social Security Administrative views these diseases as obviously disabling conditions and, therefore, requires limited objective medical information to prove the disability. This is good news for people suffering from one of these diseases. The list of conditions is continually added to; just last month, 12 severe heart diseases were added. For more information, contact the Social Security Administration (www.ssa.gov) or a third-party representative like Allsup (www.allsup.com). And remember, the cut-off age is 65. At age 65, you are eligible for retirement benefits, not disability benefits.