Allsup expert T.J. Geist discusses the vital importance of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and the challenges for the Social Security Administration (SSA) during the coronavirus pandemic in a recent article of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Individuals suffering from long-term effects of COVID-19, such as chronic fatigue, lung damage and heart problems, rendering them unable to work, are turning to the SSA and hiring representatives like Allsup for help in accessing disability benefits.

Unfortunately, Geist explains, the pandemic has made the SSDI application and approval process even more overwhelming than before COVID-19 turned our world upside down. The backlog of disability applications has increased by 21% and caused lengthy wait times for initial claims determinations and hearings, which take place during the appeals process.

These challenges point to the vital importance of the benefit, as well as having expert SSDI help to advocate for your claim. Geist discusses the importance a qualified disability advocate, especially when it comes to describing medical conditions that resulted from coronavirus, such as cardiovascular system impairments or respiratory disorders, both of which are considered SSDI impairments.

Nearly one year later, Americans are still contracting the coronavirus. The long-term effects are serious, creating a larger pool of individuals seeking financial relief.

To learn the likelihood of eligibility for disability benefits, take the free online assessment now.

To read the full article, “T.J. Geist: Coronavirus Complicates an Already Daunting Social Security Disability Process” – click here.


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