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Do I Qualify for Social Security Disability If I Contracted the Coronavirus or COVID-19?

Are you still experiencing shortness of breath after recovering from the coronavirus AKA COVID-19? Have you been on oxygen since then? Research has shown that acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is one of the symptoms of COVID-19 and can cause continued breathing problems long after other symptoms have subsided. If youre still experiencing shortness of breath that keeps you from working, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.

Am I Eligible for SSD Benefits if I Have Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Due to the Coronavirus?

In order for you to be approved for SSD benefits, you must show that your Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome will last or will be expected to last at least 12 months or longer. If you were diagnosed with this condition and later recovered within a few months, then you wont be eligible for social security disability benefits.

However, if you still suffer from Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, you may be eligible or SSD benefits if you can show that you can no longer perform your past jobs and also show that there are no other jobs in the national economy that you could perform due to your respiratory issues.

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome can lead to chronic respiratory problems that can be permanent. If you contracted COVID-19 and had a severe case of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, and are still experiencing difficulty breathing or cannot breathe on your own, you have a strong chance of being approved for social security disability benefits.

Help with Filing Your Social Security Disability Application

If you are disabled by Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, its advised to hire an experienced attorney that can help you file for disability. Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits is complicated, and there will be many questions asked during the application process. You want to make sure you get it done right! An experienced attorney can certainly help your chances of being approved.

Help With Appealing Denial of SSD Benefits

Even if you filed your application for SSD on your own, and was denied, do not give up! You have appeal rights. In fact, the majority of cases are denied at the initial stage, so its important that you consult with an experienced attorney so they can assist you with the appeals process. Keep in mind, you have 60 days from the date of the denial to file an appeal. So you have to act quick!

What is Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome AKA ARDS?

Acute Respiratory distress syndrome, also called wet lung or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), is a condition in which fluid collects in the lungs’ air sacs, depriving organs of oxygen. It is one of the symptoms of the coronavirus or COVID-19 and is now considered the leading cause of death among COVID-19 victims. People over the age of 65 and those with pre-existing medical problems are at higher risk for suffering the most severe symptoms of the coronavirus, including Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Those with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome suffer sudden and severe shortness of breath and often are unable to breathe on their own. Patients with the most severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) are put on a ventilator.

If you've been diagnosed with this condition and continue to experience trouble breathing and its prevented you from working, its likely that you may qualify for social security disability. Contact me to schedule your absolutely free consultation, 210-885-3408.

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