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Long COVID



Long Covid Disability Claims

Have you been suffering from the effects of Long Covid? You may qualify for Social Security disability insurance.

We can help you with a claim or appeal.

In July, the Federal Government declared that Long Covid may qualify as a disability. According to Bloomberg Law, the Social Security Administration said it has received 16,000 claims over the past year where the person’s medical evidence supports identifying Covid-19 as one of their impairments.

The SSA said its rules allow it to evaluate Covid-19 cases. A Claimant “could be found disabled if their limitations equal a medical listing or if the combination of those limitations and vocational factors prevent them from performing substantial gainful activity,” the agency said.

Recently, A Tennesee woman was approved for Social Security disability benefits based on Covid-19. She claims that she was the first person in her state to do so. After living a normal life up until she contracted the virus, she now is struggling to pay medical bills. The newly granted Disability benefits will help with that now.

With an increasing number of Covid-19 cases, more people are experiencing long-term effects from the virus. Persistent post-Covid symptoms include:

  • Memory Loss
  • Poor Concentration
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Cognitive Dysfunction
  • Anxiety

Any combination of these symptoms can lead to possible eligibility for Social Security disability benefits.

How to Win Benefits

Social Security will consider you “disabled” under its rules if:

  • You can’t do work that you did before;
  • You can’t adjust to other work because of your medical condition(s); and
  • Your disability has lasted or is expected to last for at least one year—or will eventually result in death.

To prove this, you will need to provide medical records and work history records when you apply.

Winning benefits requires you to seek regular medical treatment for your impairments, follow all of your doctor’s orders, see specialists when necessary and undergo testing that produces concrete medical evidence, like MRIs or CAT scans.

 

Click here for more information on starting your claim