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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

A number of clients have asked about Covid-19 as a basis for disability benefits or SSI. While most people recover from the virus after several weeks, some suffer more serious effects and ongoing impairments. Those with autoimmune diseases such as MS, lupus, or rheumatoid arthritis, those with other chronic health conditions

SSA updated its coronavirus website on November 6 to include new guidance for people whose disability benefits were terminated because of a Continuing Disability Review determination or age-18 redetermination. Those who submitted requests for reconsideration of the termination but did not elect statutory benefits consideration can now request that their benefits continue until