Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) helps people of limited means who can’t work because of a
Qualifying for SSDI was always notoriously difficult, but the pandemic created a new disability
that’s swamping the Social Security Administration (SSA) with applications: long COVID.
Some people who contract the coronavirus suffer from debilitating symptoms for months or even years
after diagnosis, and many of them have found that battling the SSA for disability benefits can be as trying
as battling the virus.