COVID-19 Causes Cancellations of Medical Exams for Disability Benefits
In the attached article,”Medical Exams for Disability Benefits” posted by SFPublicPress.org, author, Laura Impellizzeri, reports on the impact of the Coronavirus on the processing of new disability claims. It is common practice that an applicant for Social Security Disability (hereafter: “SSD”) undergo a medical exam to confirm their claim.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic the federal agency that issues the SSD payments have instructed state officials nationwide to halt all medical exams for SSD applicants, in an effort to eliminate added stress on the medical infrastructure. This is obviously causing a huge delay in processing new SSD claims. Luckily those claimants that are represented by an attorney have been able to navigate around the medical exams by supplementing medical records to prove their disability claims.