Unless an applicant has a serious condition covered under the list of compassionate allowances, there’s no way to get in the express lane. Remember that the process is slow, so if your doctor suspects you have long Covid and you’re unable to work, it’s best to submit your SSDI application
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a government program that is supposed to provide financial support to anyone who is unable to work because they have become permanently disabled due to an illness or injury. To qualify for SSDI benefits you have to file a disability claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and your claim must be approved.
Each year the SSA received over 2 million claims for disability benefits. The odds of getting a claim approved are not very good. Only about 35% of all SSDI claims are ultimately approved and only 30% of disability applications are approved at the initial stage. In some cases, disability claims are properly denied because the applicant is not truly disabled and simply does not meet the eligibility requirements. In many other cases, however, claims are denied for technical reasons which usually involves an incomplete application or insufficient medical documentation.