Social Security Disability and “Long COVID”: What is working now

Jonathan Ginsberg
Jonathan Ginsberg | Ginsberg Law Offices

Jonathan Ginsberg has represented deserving Social Security disability claimants for over 30 years. He has written two “how to” books about the Social Security disability process, and he has contributed articles about the disability process to numerous publications and websites.

On-Demand: September 16, 2022
Social Security Disability and “Long COVID”: What is working now

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Program Summary

Increasing numbers of Social Security disability claimants are filing for benefits based on chronic medical conditions arising from COVID-19 infections that never really go away. How do Social Security adjudicators and administrative law judges evaluate these “long COVID” cases? What evidence do they need to approve benefits?

In this two-hour seminar, attorney Jonathan Ginsberg will discuss disability arguments that he uses to consistently win cases. He will describe SSA’s current but evolving view of long COVID and identify the medical research they rely upon for their approach. Jonathan will also offer advice about how to identify winning cases and the warning signs that should alert you to claims that are not likely to be approved.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Overview of Social Security Disability Decision Making Process
  • Long COVID and Social Security Disability
  • How to evaluate long COVID claims

Date: September 16, 2022

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Jonathan-Ginsberg_Ginsberg-Law-Offices_myLawCLEJonathan Ginsberg | Ginsberg Law Offices

Jonathan Ginsberg has represented deserving Social Security disability claimants for over 30 years. He has written two “how to” books about the Social Security disability process, and he has contributed articles about the disability process to numerous publications and websites. Jonathan’s Social Security disability YouTube channel has over 50,000 subscribers and his disability podcast has been downloaded by thousands of listeners.

Jonathan has served as a presenter at numerous seminars and continuing education classes and he regularly mentors attorneys learning about SSA’s disability processes and about marketing their law practices using video.

Jonathan lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and law partner, Jodi, and their Golden Doodle Sadie. He and Jodi enjoy spending time with their two adult children (who are mostly off the payroll), playing tennis and honing his skill as a photographer.

Agenda

I. Overview of Social Security Disability Decision Making Process | 11:00am – 12:00pm

  • Understanding the big picture | 11:00am – 11:15am
  • Understanding the difference between medical diagnoses and vocational impairments that arise from medical problems | 11:15am – 11:30am
  • Identifying three proven disability arguments that consistently work | 11:30am – 11:45am
    • Does Your Client Meet a Listing?
    • Does Your Client Meet a Grid Rule?
    • Can You Prove that Your Client’s Functional Capacity for Work Would Preclude all Competitive Employment?
  • How the Disability Hearing Process Should Influence Your Case Selection Process | 11:45am – 12:00pm

Break | 12:00pm – 12:10pm

II. Long COVID and Social Security Disability | 12:10pm – 1:10pm

  • How to Identify Long COVID Claims that Fit SSA’s Definition of Disability | 12:10pm – 12:40pm
    • SSA’s major concerns about long haul COVID claims
    • Why co-morbidities matter
  • SSA’s Published Directives to Adjudicators and Judges About How to Evaluate Long COVID claims | 12:40pm – 1:10pm
    • Analyzing SSA’s “Emergency Messages” about long COVID
    • Why You Should Focus on Respiratory and Cardiovascular Issues
    • COVID-19 Complications that Rarely Lead to Claim Approval
    • Recommended Medical Testing
    • How to Present Your Long COVID claim to a disability judge