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An Update on the COVID-19 Situation

in General

If you are considering or in the process of applying for Social Security Disability (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you may want to know how recent matters will affect your case. Understand how Michigan’s Stay Home, Stay Safe Order will affect your legal case.

Current SSA Appointments
Social Security public offices are currently closed for in-person appointments. If you have a current in-person appointment, you may be rescheduled to an online or phone appointment. Deadlines for curating documents and other information may also be extended.

If you currently have a hearing scheduled, your appointment will be held at the appointed time on the phone, or you are given the option to postpone the hearing for a face-to-face hearing at a later date..

Will I Continue Receiving Benefits?
Yes. You will continue receiving your benefits however and whenever you typically receive deposits, either through mail or direct deposit.

Processing Requests
All current SSA operations will continue online or by phone with the exception of the following:

  • Medical continuing disability reviews. For a pending medical continuing disability review, you are asked to not request medical information from your doctor at this time and wait for the SSA to follow up with you.
  • Processing and collection of overpayments.
  • Conducting organization or individual representative payee accounting.
  • Third party request for information. All information requests have been halted, except from appointed representatives and representative payees.
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

Our Office
Ladas and Hoopes Law Office will be following the COVID-19 recommendations for in-person appointments. You are also welcome to contact us via phone (231-744-6218) or email. We will continue to work with you on your case and provide the legal support you deserve.

For more updates, you can also subscribe to Social Security Administration (SSA) COVID-19 updates on their website.