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On April 16, SSA published EM-21032, which “provides policy guidance for evaluating adult disability cases that include an allegation or diagnosis of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).” The EM explains that SSA will establish COVID-19 as a medically determinable impairment (MDI) when evidence from an acceptable medical source (AMS) indicates:   “A

WHY? Your claim for SSI and/or SSDI has been denied by the Social Security Administration (SSA) at Initial Review, upon Reconsideration, before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), and by the highest administrative tribunal, the Appeals Council (AC).  You have exhausted all possible administrative remedies and, despite having been unable to work

Green & Greenberg is pleased and proud to announce our most recent hire, Jaqueline G. Barsamian, Esq., who will head up the Appeals Council and Federal Court Division at the firm. Jaqueline’s unique talents at the final administrative stage and in Federal Courts will be of great value in allowing

Check out all the latest Disability Benefits and SSI news related to the pandemic at Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) | SSA . One of the latest entries there lists as grounds for good cause for late filing of appeals the fact that Social Security offices are closed to the public due to the COVID-19