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Social Security Disability Benefits for COVID-19

Social Security Disability Benefits for COVID-19.

The impact or COVID-19 and Social Security Disability Benefits. At Sharon Christie Law, a Baltimore Social Security Disability Law Firm, we are receiving a lot of questions about whether or not a person can apply for Social Security Disability Benefits for COVID-19. The questions are coming from people in 3 categories.

  1. People who are laid off because of government closures of certain businesses or lack of businesses due to COVID-19.
  2. People with underlying health problems that make them more susceptible to infection and have stopped work because of COVID-19.
  3. People with underlying health problems whose doctor has told them to stop working because of COVID-19.

The same rules apply to each of these situations. To understand Social Security Disability Benefits for COVID-19 let’s look at the basics of Social Security Disability. “Disabled” means that you have severe limitations from your health problems that prevent you from doing any type of work for at least 12 consecutive months. This means that your health conditions are the cause of your limitations that keep you from working.

If you have been laid off because of government closures or lack of business, but would otherwise be able to work, Social Security disability is not the answer for you. You should file for unemployment.

If your underlying health problems make you more susceptible to infection, including the COVID-19 virus, and that is why you cannot work, Social Security Disability Benefits may be an option.

What is unknown to all of us is how long the risks from COVID-19 will last. Remember, Social Security requires that your limitations prevent you from working for at least 12 consecutive months. Each case is different. For more information please contact Sharon Christie Law. We would be happy to talk to you about your situation and evaluate your case.

The Path to Social Security Disability Benefits with Sharon Christie Law

Step 1: Understanding Social Security’s Definition of Disabled

The definition of disabled, according to Social Security, is that you have severe limitations from your health problems that keep you from doing any kind of work for at least 12 consecutive months. This is the first thing we look at when evaluating your case. Your diagnosis is just the starting point. To get disability benefits for you, we must prove that your disabling condition causes severe limitations in your day to day activities.

Step 2: Medical Records in Your Disability Case

You must have medical evidence to prove your disability case. The most important evidence is your medical records that show your diagnosis, your symptoms, and your response to treatment.

Step 3: Don’t go it alone: How Sharon Christie Law Can Help You

At Sharon Christie Law, a Social Security Disability Law Firm, we recognize that no one ever plans to get so sick that they have to stop working. When you need to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits we recognize that you will be anxious about the process and whether you can qualify for disability benefits. Our goal at Sharon Christie Law is to help you win your case and give you the financial stability you need! Why work with us?

We do it all for you: At Sharon Christie Law we handle all aspects of the case for you, from preparing and filing your application through the hearing with a judge. We are with you every step of the way.  When working with us, you focus on feeling better, and we focus on winning your case.

We return your phone calls: We understand that you have many questions regarding Social Security Disability Benefits. We never want you to wonder what is happening with your case. We are here to answer your questions. All phone calls and emails are returned within 24 hours. That is our promise to you.

We believe in client education: The Social Security Disability process is confusing. We think it is important that you understand each step in the process. So, we created a section on our website that is accessible only to clients. This client’s only section tells you everything you need to know about the disability process.