Social Security Disability benefits may be payable if you are disabled and unable to work for period of one year or more. You do not have to be out of work one year before applying but your disability must be expected to result in death, keep you from working or expect to keep you from working for more than one year. Age, education and work history are some additional factors considered in determining eligibility.
People receiving treating for physical or psychiatric condition will often ask if they are entitled to benefits. Any condition significantly impacting on the ability to work (i.e. considered “severe”) can be the basis for a claim for Social Security Disability benefits. Considering age, education, work experience and the specific physical and/or mental conditions, no two Social Security disability claims are exactly alike.
Illness resulting from the COVID-19 virus is treated no differently. If the illness has been diagnosed and is expected to keep you from working for a period of one year or more or result in death, it may be the basis for a claim for Social Security Disability benefits.
To learn more about Social Security disability, visit our web site at: https://greyandgrey.com/social-security-disability/