How does the COVID-19 outbreak effect my Social Security Disability case?
Q. How does the COVID-19 outbreak effect my Social Security Disability case?
A. Social Security is still processing claims for disability benefits during the coronavirus outbreak. If you applied and were denied, Social Security is however not scheduling in-person hearings at this time. Social Security hearing offices are giving claimants instead an opportunity for a telephonic hearing during this crisis. We have been told that video hearings will also soon be an option using the Microsoft Teams platform. We recommend that you discuss the best strategy for how you deal with this situation by discussing it with your lawyer that specializes in Social Security Disability law. If you do not have a lawyer who is assisting you, please free to contact me for a free consultation regarding your rights and benefits.
–Atty. Robert MacDonald