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Covid-19 And Social Security Disability Updates

Posted by John Kuhnlein | May 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, there have been a few developments. They include:

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*      Social Security will conduct all of their disability hearings at the Tucson office via telephone through the end of August 2020. If you are scheduled for a hearing this summer, count on doing it from your home over the telephone. Alternatively, you can refuse and wait until the office reopens. Bear in mind that if you do refuse, there is no telling when Social Security will reschedule you. I would count on it being in 2021.

*     Social Security will apparently not be holding hearings on continuing disability reviews (CDRs) at this time. A CDR occurs when Social Security checks on a disability benefits recipient to see if she is still disabled. Unless the CDR hearing is likely to result in a continuation of the benefits, Social Security will simply postpone the hearing. If you are under a CDR, take advantage of this delay to get your medical information up to date. If you have not seen your doctor lately, go now.

*     Social Security claims they are cutting into their disability backlog during the pandemic. They say that their workers are more productive at home than they were when they reported to an office each morning. It's a bit hard to believe, but good news if true. Maybe we should keep Social Security workers at home permanently.

That's it for this week. Stay indoors, stay safe, and ignore anything the President says.

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John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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