On March 15, we will be observing International Long COVID Awareness Day, which serves to recognize the countless Americans who have been affected by long COVID.
If you are unable to work due to a disability, you may be eligible for short-term (STD) and long-term disability (LTD) insurance benefits. The application process for disability benefits can be complicated and time-consuming, and it can be difficult to know what to expect. In this article, we will discuss the steps you can take to increase your chances of having your claim for disability benefits approved.
Long-term disability (LTD) insurance is a type of insurance that provides financial protection for employees who are unable to work due to a disability. It can help to replace a portion of an employee’s lost income and can provide important financial support for those who are facing a long-term illness or injury.
On Dec. 29, 2022, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 into law, funding the federal government through September 2023. The final budget, spanning 1653 pages, enacts many changes to public policy, some of which are related to the coronavirus pandemic.
On January 13, 2023, a major study authored by Hannah E. Davis, Lisa McCorkell, Julia Moore Vogel, and Eric J. Topol was published in Nature Reviews Microbiology. This study, titled “Long COVID: major findings, mechanisms and recommendations,” provides a comprehensive overview of long COVID and the current understanding of the associated pathophysiology.
If you meet the eligibility requirements for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs, you may be able to receive disability benefits, even if you are not covered by a private or employer-sponsored disability insurance plan.
“I’m experiencing debilitating long-term symptoms of COVID-19, including vertigo and cognitive impairment. I notified my employer about my disability and requested accommodations to help me perform my job duties. Shortly afterward, I was terminated from my job. Were my rights violated?”
“I am experiencing disabling long-term symptoms of COVID-19. My symptoms are so severe that I am unable to continue working. When I asked my doctor to complete the paperwork for my disability benefits, he refused. What should I do?”
“I am experiencing disabling long-term symptoms of COVID-19 that are interfering with my ability to work. I requested accommodations from my employer to help me perform my job duties, but my employer refused to discuss this with me. What should I do?”