COVID-19 has resulted in countless travel restrictions ranging from limits on non-essential businesses to shelter-in-place orders. The Social Security Administration is no longer “physically” open to the public, but essential operations are still running. Hearings offices will allow ALJs to hear cases from home and telecommuting is on the rise. Many non-essential functions have halted…

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The Social Security Administration defines disability as an individual who suffers from physical and mental impairments that are expected to last for at least a year, has lasted a year, or will result in death and prevent work at a substantial level ($1,260 gross per month). The Social Security Administration uses a five-step sequential process…

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