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COVID-19 ‘Long-Haulers’ and Social Security Disability Benefits

New reports on the COVID-19 pandemic reveal that a number of people who recovered from COVID-19 are experiencing so-called “long-hauler” symptoms. While more research is needed, it’s suspected that these symptoms can last several months beyond recovery. Permanent damage is also a possible outcome, especially for people with pre-existing conditions. Long-hauler patients have reported a […]

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How Coronavirus Precautions Negatively Impact the Hearing-Impaired

Q: How have the hearing-impaired been impacted by COVID-19 face mask rules? For those with hearing impairments and other disabling conditions, qualifying for Social Security disability benefits begins with meeting the Social Security Administration’s definition of being “disabled” and suffering from one or more of the mental and/or physical impairments listed in the Social Security […]

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Woman with a mask due to the coronavirus pandemic

The Coronavirus and the Disabled Community

Q: How is the global pandemic harder on disabled people? Disability attorneys of California know that their disabled clients are likely more anxious than those without disabilities during the global coronavirus pandemic. And it isn’t paranoia that’s driving those emotions. The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has necessitated drastic government directives aimed at social distancing […]

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