Per the National Association of Disability Representatives, SSA organized a conference last week regarding steps they are taking due to COVID-19. All district offices are continuing to take and adjudicate claims by phone, online and via mail. SSA is supposed to be prioritizing dire need claims and suspending policies which would reduce or eliminate benefits during this pandemic.
SSA stated they are adjudicating claims without evidence and will go back and get the evidence after the crisis. Be aware: if you are initially approved due to the information on your application, that could change once they acquire additional evidence after the crisis. Continue to go to your doctors, if you can, and speak to your healthcare professionals about the fact you have filed for disability.
As representatives advocating for those with disabilities, we understand this is a trying time. Our office is open for calls and online assistance and continue to help the disabled. If you have a claim for disability and need assistance, please call our office and speak with one of our qualified representatives or attorneys. Gardberg and Kemmerly is committed to helping the injured and disabled in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana, if you need help with a disability claim, call the office at 343-1111 for a free consultation.