Social Security Disability for COVID Long Haulers Explained

Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) is available for American workers who are struggling with a disability, including long COVID. Here are some tips on how to apply and what to expect.

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It has now been three years since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States. Hospitalizations are declining nationwide, and deaths have held at roughly the same level over the past 12 months. In addition, recent figures indicate more than 100 million recorded cases of COVID in the U.S., with the number of undocumented cases likely much higher. Given these statistics, it’s likely that the virus will be around for several more years.

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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.