Effects of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Social Security Disability Cases 0 Comments

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

As we are facing a healthcare pandemic, many people are wondering what will happen with their Social Security Disability case and/or benefits.  The good news is your benefits 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 rescheduled your hearing for a later time so that you can see the Administrative Law Judge live.  If you elect a telephonic hearing, you will be called on the date and time of your hearing in a conference call with your representative and the Judges office.

Social Security can still be contacted by telephone and they are also being 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 over payments, any third party requests for information except for Appointed Representatives and Representative Payees, and 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


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About Masnikoff

The Law firm of Lyle B Masnikoff and Associates handles Workers Compensation, Social Security Disability, PIP claims, and Employment disputes in the entire State of Florida including West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami,and Orlando.


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