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What are the new Social Security Disability (SSDI) considerations in the age of Covid?

Posted by Jason Baril | May 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

What are new considerations in the era of COVID-19 for a Social Security Disability case?

1. Onset Date- Think carefully when you set your onset date.  Do not use your last day at work if they laid you off or the business shut down due to Covid-19. Look at your medical records and use a date that signifies some significant event in regards to your medical history after you quit working. Most peoples conditions tend to go from bad to worse over time and find a date that the doctor said things were getting worse or that you had a diagnostic test.

2. Telemedicine is legitimate treatment- Do not hesitate to use a tele-doctor. The excuse I could not go to the doctor because I was afraid of getting Covid-19 is not going to fly with judges anymore.  

3. Mental health- Has Covid -19 affected your mental health? If it has treat and assert the conditions and subsequent limitations because of the pandemic. Judges are people too and Covid-19 has affected them as well.

About the Author

Jason Baril

Jason has spent his entire career fight for those who need help and often times do not get the help they need. In addition to Immigration Law, Jason has worked on Criminal, Social Security Disability and Personal Injury cases which gives him diverse experience on many legal issues. 


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