As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Social Security has had to change some of their procedures regarding Social Security Disability (“SSD”) claims. After an SSD claim is filed at the local office, the claim is transferred to the State agency for review. The State agency frequently and erroneously asks claimants to attend a Consultative Examination (“CE”). At this time, the agency obviously cannot send claimants to CEs, so any case they feel requires one will be paused until the shelter in place rules have been lifted. However, they are still working on claims remotely, as are the hearing offices and the Appeals Council.
Claimants who currently have hearings scheduled will be offered telephonic hearings because the hearing offices are closed. While you do not have to accept a telephonic hearing, Social Security has said they cannot even begin to estimate when an in hearing person will be scheduled.Previous Next
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