Effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Social Security Disability Cases

Effects of Coronavirus on Social Security Disability Cases

As we face a healthcare pandemic, many people wonder what will happen with their Social Security Disability case and benefits. The good news is your services will not be stopped or suspended, nor will upcoming hearings.

As of March 17, 2020, all Social Security Offices are closed to the public, but if you have an upcoming hearing, you will be contacted by the hearings office to offer you a hearing via telephone.

Telephonic hearings are being offered so that your case is not delayed, but if you prefer your hearing to be heard in person, they will reschedule your hearing for a later time to see the Administrative Law Judge live. If you elect a telephonic hearing, you will be called on your hearing’s date and time in a conference call with your representative and the Judge’s office.

Social Security Disability Cases

Social Security can still be contacted by telephone, and they are also very lenient with time deadlines for submitting documentation and appeals with their good cause policy. Many documents can be mailed or faxed into their offices, or deadlines will be waived until the office re-opens to the public.

Social Security will also be suspending any current continuing medical disability reviews, where possible collections of overpayments, any third party requests for information except for Appointed Representatives and Representative Payees, and the Freedom of Information Act requests.

Our office remains open. We are continuing to help our clients get accepted as Disabled by the Social Security Administration. If you have any questions or need help getting SSDI, please do not hesitate to call Attorney Lyle Masnikoff. We practice throughout Florida, and you can reach any one of our offices at (877) 817-4127. Stay safe, and we will go get through this!

Lyle Masnikoff & Associates, P.A.
1645 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd #550
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-598-7120
www.workerscompfl.net

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