The COVID-19 public health emergency has impacted every corner of life in the United States, ranging from businesses big and small, to the healthcare system and to workers across demographic groups.
The coronavirus has interrupted the lives of 328 million Americans by requiring the implementation of social distancing measures and, in more populated regions, social isolation to protect public health. The pandemic has also impacted the processing of disability claims, as most government agency offices are closed to the public for the foreseeable future. Nevertheless, federal agencies, state agencies, and insurance companies have made several modifications to ensure that disability claims continue to be processed. This article explains the changes that these entities have made as a result of the pandemic, as well as the impact of the pandemic on disability claimants.
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