People With “Long COVID” Struggle to Obtain Disability Benefits

More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, many survivors of the coronavirus have found themselves struggling with health problems that have persisted long after the disease itself. Referred to generally as “Long COVID,” this condition can have a major impact on people’s lives and their ability to work. However, people with Long COVID have struggled to obtain disability benefits, due in part to bureaucratic issues that have impeded many applicants for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.

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Why Was Your Application For SSDI/SSI Denied?

Every year, millions of people apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, but more than half of these applications are denied. Understanding how and why an SSDI or SSI application is denied is essential to ensuring your own application has the best chance possible of being accepted. Here are five of the most common reasons that people’s applications for SSDI or SSI benefits are denied:

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Five Things You Need to Apply for SSDI or SSI

If you are suffering from a severe medical or psychological disability, one that prevents you from doing your normal daily tasks or keeps you from working, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). However, obtaining these benefits can be a difficult and time-consuming process, and you will need several types of documentation available for your application. Here are five things you will need if you intend to apply for SSDI or SSI:

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Five Ways People Disqualify Themselves From SSDI/SSI Benefits

According to statistics reported by the Social Security Administration (SSA), only about a quarter of all applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are accepted each year. Often, these denials are the result of problems with the application, resulting in disqualification before the SSA ever gets to weigh on the merits of the case. Here are five ways that people may accidentally disqualify themselves from SSDI or SSI benefits:

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Can a Psychological Disorder Qualify You For SSDI/SSI?

When people think about applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), they often think in terms of physical illnesses or injuries. However, there are plenty of people who suffer from psychological problems without an accompanying physical disability that can still benefit from SSDI or SSI. But can a psychological disorder alone really qualify you for Social Security disability benefits?

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Why Might Your Application for VA Benefits Be Denied?

The process of applying for disability benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can be long and difficult, which makes it all the worse if you get denied. Fortunately, there are a few common mistakes you can watch for to make sure your application has the best chance of getting approved. Here are five of the biggest reasons that applications for VA benefits get denied:

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Five Ways To Give Yourself the Best Chance at Getting SSDI

If you are applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA), you may be confused about what you need to do. After all, the SSA rejects about half of all applications before they even get to an interview, and you definitely do not want to be one of them. Fortunately, there Here are five things you can do to give you the best chance for your application for SSDI to be accepted:

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Five Major Medical Conditions That Lead to Veteran Disabilities

There are a number of physical and psychological conditions that veterans may suffer from once they leave the military, which affect them long after their service is done. These medical conditions may lead to long-term disabilities, causing them to seek disability benefits through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Here are five of the most common medical conditions seen in veterans that apply for VA disability benefits:

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Does My Disability Qualify Me For SSDI/SSI?

If you are suffering from a disability that significantly impairs your ability to earn a living, you may be wondering if you can qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Fortunately, there are a few ways to tell if you can qualify for these disability benefits programs through the Social Security Administration (SSA). Here are five things you need to know about whether your disability will let you qualify for SSDI or SSI:

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What You Need to Prove You Have a Disability for SS Benefits

If you have a medical condition that significantly hampers your ability to handle daily tasks or impairs your ability to work, you may be eligible for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration (SSA). However, you need to sufficiently prove your medical condition is bad enough to legally qualify as a disability. But how do you go about proving that your medical condition is bad enough to merit getting disability benefits?

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