Long COVID ‘ Short History Makes For Difficult Decision Making

Murky diagnosis criteria are only one reason that long COVID claims face such a steep uphill battle. Another is that the ailment is just so new — and SSDI claims follow long timelines. One major issue with long COVID for

Long COVID Is Hard To Prove Part 2

Long COVID sufferers applying for disability benefits are being denied high volume due to the general lack of understanding when it comes to symptoms that arise from long COVID. In cases where benefits are awarded it is not the symptom

Long COVID Is Hard To Prove

The SSA denied 66% of disability claims between 2008 and 2019. The Government Accountability Office found that between 2014 and 2019, 48,000 people (1.3% of applicants) went bankrupt while waiting for decisions on their disability appeals. Nearly 110,000 people died

Long COVID Is a Disability, but SSDI Is No Guarantee

In July 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared long COVID a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), but only “if it substantially limits one or more major life activities.” That statement, however, is qualified

Long COVID: How the Social Security Administration Is Handling SSDI Claims

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) helps people of limited means who can’t work because of a disability. Qualifying for SSDI was always notoriously difficult, but the pandemic created a new disability that’s swamping the Social Security Administration (SSA) with applications:

The Social Security Disability Review (Part 6)

What you will need for proof of work: employer’s name hiring date hours worked pay stubs It is better to be prepared with the above than waiting for the last minute. Missing information can easily result in claim denial. Be

The Social Security Disability Review (Part 5)

Medical paperwork will need to be submitted. Specifically, patient records for any type of medical treatment you’ve received after becoming disabled. Proper communication with previous and current care providers is crucial since it will likely be required to share the

The Social Security Disability Review (Part 4)

The first step of the review process involves Social Security notifying you that your case will be evaluated after which there is a requirement to turn in required documentation. More information on this documentation will be provided in part 5

The Social Security Disability Review (Part 3)

At first being notified of Social Security disability checks distribution beginning, the first review will be scheduled. The type of medical condition and the health prognosis is related to the review timing. For example, for conditions expected to improve, the

The Social Security Disability Review (Part 2)

There are limits to how much you can receive in Social Security disability benefits if you are working. Trial Work Period You may be eligible for a trial work period, which allows you to work for nine months during a