SSDI and COVID-19: How to Apply for Disability Benefits Now

The long-term physical effects of COVID-19 are still being discovered. If you’re thinking of applying for Social Security disability benefits, here are some things to know about the process and how COVID has made it more challenging in some ways.

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After a year of challenges and uncertainty, the world is emerging from the pandemic. Even as the economy picks back up and life resumes some semblance of normal, for some people, the long-term impact of the virus on their health may persist for many years.

Doctors and researchers are still working to understand why many Americans are suffering from symptoms months after contracting the virus, as respiratory, mental and other chronic ailments continue to emerge.

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Steven Perrigo, J.D.
Vice President, Allsup

Steve Perrigo, J.D., is Vice President, Sales and Account Management, for Allsup and has over two decades of experience and knowledge of the Social Security Administration (SSA) and its programs. He joined Allsup in August 2010 and helps clients understand their options when coordinating private disability insurance benefits with the Social Security program.  Prior to joining Allsup, Steve Perrigo spent 17 years with the SSA in various roles of increasing responsibility.