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Is Social Security Still Processing Disability Claims During The Covid-19 Pandemic?

Posted by John Kuhnlein | May 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Social Security has closed all of its offices to the public. But, that does not mean that they have stopped working. Their employees are still clocking in but now they are doing it from home. This means that it is important to observe all the deadlines that would otherwise apply, including getting your appeals filed within

Forget Me Not

the allotted amount of time. Generally, for disability claims, you get sixty days to file an appeal. There can be, however, significantly shorter time periods. Be sure to carefully read any correspondence from Social Security.

Missed Deadlines Have Serious Consequences

You can also apply for Social Security benefits while their offices are closed. If you are thinking of applying for Social Security disability, for example, do not wait for the offices to reopen. Waiting too long could mean missing significant cutoff dates that could cost you benefits. For example, your date last insured might expire and that could have dire consequences.  In any event, Social Security can only pay benefits back one year from the date you applied. Every day you hold off applying could be one day worth of benefits lost for good.

Waiting For A Vaccine

We are all still trying to get used to life during the lockdown. It's okay to let somethings go while we await a Covid-19 vaccine. But, important time limits remain in

Take That, You Rotten Virus!

effect regardless of any quarantine.

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About the Author

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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