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We’ve created this page to help provide answers to common questions on how the Coronavirus pandemic will affect Social Security and the disability program.

Will I continue to receive my Social Security benefit or Supplemental Security Income payment if I use Direct Deposit?

Yes. You will continue to receive your monthly benefit amount if you use Direct Deposit.

Will I continue to receive my Social Security benefit or Supplemental Security Income payment by mail?

Yes. Please visit the United States Postal Service for their latest statements about COVID-19. You can visit SSA’s website to learn how to sign up for Direct Deposit.

Will Social Security continue to process disability applications?

Yes. Although SSA offices are closed to the public, applications will continue to get processed. Our office has successfully filed disability applications each day during this crisis.

If Social Security Offices are closed, will I still have my hearing?

Yes. You will be contacted prior to your scheduled hearing to offer you a hearing by phone.

If I have Coronavirus can I get Social Security Disability Income?

Probably not, one of the requirements is that your disability is expected to last for at least 12 months. If you have other health conditions that are expected to keep you out of work for the next 12 months then you can consider an application for Social Security Disability.

I want an update on my case, how will the Corona Covid-19 affect response times?

Many Social Security and Government Disability offices have transitioned to telecommuting to avoid as much disruption as possible, however, response times may be delayed. Premier Disability Services, LLC will continue to communicate with the government and take appropriate actions on our client’s claims.

If I choose to appear at my hearing by telephone, will my representative appear with me?

Yes. A representative from our office will still appear at your hearing should you agree to a telephone appearance. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the representative will also appear via telephone. An appearance by telephone will not prevent our representative from fully advocating on your behalf.

If I do not wish to appear by telephone, will my case be denied?

No. The Social Security Administration will not deny your claim if you decline an appearance by telephone. While you have the option to appear at a hearing via telephone, it is not required. If you wish to have an in-person hearing, Social Security will postpone your hearing to allow you to appear in-person. Unfortunately, there is no current timetable for when in-person hearings will be rescheduled.

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