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Will My Social Security Disability Case Still Be Heard Despite The Pandemic?

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Mar 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

This story developed fast. Even a few weeks ago the so-called Coronavirus was a mere curiosity. Now, it is a pandemic that will touch the lives, seemingly, of everyone on the planet. Chances are you will not get sick from the virus, but that does not mean you have

Life In Plague Times

nothing to worry about.  The effects on the economy, for example, will assuredly make their way to you. A recession now seems like a given. Avoiding a depression might be a real challenge.

No Plan In Place Yet

If you have a Social Security disability claim pending, there is no clear direction forward at this point. I was at the hearing office yesterday and conducted four hearings.  So, as of this writing, Social Security is open and doing business. That could change at any moment.

Shut All The Offices?

The possible responses to the pandemic include closing down the Social Security offices completely or finding new ways to get things done. For those with Social Security disability hearings pending, pay close attention to the news. One judge I spoke to yesterday said that Social Security could start conducting disability hearings by telephone, with all the participants in different locations.

Stay Safe While We Wait For Word

Is This A Virus I See Before Me?

If you are scheduled for a hearing, as of now, plan on attending.  In the meantime, follow all the recommendations from doctors, such as avoiding crowds and washing your hands.

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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