Applying for Social Security Disability benefits has always been a complicated process. Still, like everything else in our lives right now, the COVID-19 pandemic has made applying for benefits even more challenging.

COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, has affected millions of people worldwide. Due to the pandemic, the Social Security Administration (SSA) has made significant changes to its operations and policies due to the coronavirus pandemic. Disabled individuals seeking Social Security Disability benefits find themselves in a challenging position, as the current pandemic has drastically slowed down the SSA’s ability to process applications. However, the process to apply for disability benefits is very long, and an extra delay equals a longer wait time for much-needed payments. If you are planning on applying for benefits, are waiting to be approved for benefits, or were denied benefits, you may be left wondering how the current crisis will impact your case. Below, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about SSD and this evolving pandemic.

Disability Claims at the Hearing Stage