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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Social Security COLA Set to Be Nearly 9% in 2023

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for Social Security benefits will be nearly 9% in 2023, the largest increase in Social Security benefits in 40 years. This even outpaces the 2022 COLA adjustment of 5.9%, which had been itself record-breaking at the time. Unfortunately, this adjustment is a reflection of rising prices that have made things more difficult for Social Security beneficiaries in the past year.

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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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SSA Adds 12 New Conditions to Compassionate Allowances List

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that it is adding twelve new conditions to the list of Compassionate Allowances. This will allow people with these specific disabilities to more easily obtain Social Security disability benefits, such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). This, in turn, will help them to cover their expenses while they are dealing with the effects of their medical conditions.

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Five of the Most Common Reasons to Apply for SSDI or SSI

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has estimated that it provides disability benefits to more than eight million Americans across the United States. Among those, a handful of types of disabilities make up a disproportionate number of the people who seek Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Here are five of the most common reasons people apply for 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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Understanding the Role of Disability Determination Services (DDS)?

Before you can obtain either Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you will need to be evaluated by Disability Determination Services (DDS). This office is a critical part of the process, but many people do not understand what they are or what role they serve. So what is DDS, and why are they so important to applying for Social Security disability benefits?

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What is the Income Limit to Obtain SSI Benefits?

In order to be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, you must meet two primary criteria: you need to demonstrate you have a disability that impairs your ability to work, and you must be below SSI’s maximum income limit. While this seems like it should be straightforward, the question of whether someone is below the SSI income limit can be surprisingly complex. So what is SSI’s income limit, and how do you know if you are below it?

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White Plains, NY 10601

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