COVID-19 Attorney for Disability in Michigan

You can get income support and Medicare access from Social Security Disability if you’re unable to work because of debilitating health problems.

Benefits go a long way toward helping you get back on steady ground. If COVID-19 has disrupted your life, you may wonder if that qualifies you for disability benefits.

It can.

For Social Security Disability, you must be unable to work for a year or longer. But how long do coronavirus symptoms last? Often a few weeks, not enough to justify applying for disability.

It’s when you experience “long-haul COVID,” which lasts for months and longer and possibly leaves permanent damage, that you may have a strong claim for benefits.

The COVID-19 attorneys at Levine Benjamin Law Firm can help you show Social Security that your long-term effects of COVID deserve economic aid.

We’ve helped 50,000 people in Detroit, Toledo, Flint, Lansing, Grand Rapids and all across Michigan.

From applying to appealing, we help you every step of the way.

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Long-Term Effects of COVID that Could Create a Disability Claim

You know some people get serious COVID-19 and some get mild COVID-19. When you got it, you hoped and prayed your case would pass quickly.

But after your initial illness, some symptoms just wouldn’t let up. You wondered, “How long does it take to recover from the coronavirus anyway?”

A potentially large portion of the millions of people in the United States who’ve been infected with COVID-19 are also becoming “COVID long haulers,” with symptoms that last months, or longer.

Experts like the Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say these are common symptoms of long-haul COVID:

  • Coughing
  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Recurring fever
  • Headaches
  • Muscle aches
  • Joint pain
  • Difficulty focusing and thinking sharply
  • Depression
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Rashes
  • Hair loss
  • Sleep problems
  • Severe fatigue

And beyond those symptoms, doctors are seeing signs of possibly permanent damage to organs by some cases of COVID-19.

The Mayo Clinic noted these:

  • Heart injury, which could mean a risk of more heart problems for the long term
  • Lung injury, which could lead to long-term breathing problems
  • Brain injury from COVID-triggered strokes, seizures and Guillain-Barre syndrome, which raise the possibility of brain disorders later
  • Kidney problems resulting from small COVID blood clots that block or weaken blood vessels
  • Liver problems that are also the result of damage from blood clots
  • Mental health problems like depression and anxiety

Many of these symptoms could potentially give you a strong disability claim.

What matters for disability benefits is that you’re unable to work. It doesn’t matter if your health limitations came from a new illness like the COVID-19 pandemic.

An experienced disability and COVID-19 attorney from Levine Benjamin and review your options for getting benefits at no cost to you.

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Working with a COVID-19 Lawyer to Get Disability Benefits

Winning disability benefits requires submitting medical evidence and work history information that proves you can no longer work.

A COVID-19 attorney knows how to do that.

While it feels old by now, COVID-19 is still new, and at Levine Benjamin during the pandemic we quickly gathered information for you on the side effects of the disease—legally speaking:

One of the most important questions about this disease is, “How long does COVID last?”

But how long do coronavirus symptoms last FOR YOU is the question at the heart of your claim for disability benefits.

Let our COVID-19 attorneys help you ease the financial burden of getting an illness that spread to millions and nobody could stop—so you can focus on moving forward with your life.

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