Coping With Coronavirus: What You Need To Know About VA and Social Security Disability

 

During this period of uncertainty, the lawyers and staff at Cuddigan Law remain available to help you. We want you to know that we are on top of how business and government closings caused by the coronavirus pandemic are impacting our clients’ cases.

Our team is working remotely, and we are ready to help you with your legal matters—on the phone, through email, or through the use of other technology when necessary, including through the use of videoconferencing as accessibility allows. At this time, our office is closed to the public to further prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are continuing to process disability applications and appeals. Their employees will work remotely but their offices will be closed to the public. SSA judges will conduct hearings by telephone and not in person.

We are committed to moving your case along and recommend that you handle your hearing by telephone to avoid further delay. SSA benefits provided to you or family members will continue to be delivered.

The VA is conducting virtual hearings. The agency is looking to convert any hearings scheduled from now through May 15th (and potentially longer) to virtual hearings if the veteran and  their rep are willing. VA judges will continue to review written arguments in cases where no hearings were requested. VA benefits and services provided to Veterans, families, and survivors will continue to be delivered.

As we face the challenges of the current moment one thing we know for sure, we are all in this together. Our heartfelt appreciation extends to the healthcare workers, local and national authorities, and all those on the frontline in the U.S. and the world working to contain Covid-19.We can assure you that at Cuddigan Law we will continue to work hard to deserve the trust you have placed in our firm.

 

 

Timothy J. Cuddigan
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Omaha Social Security and Veterans Disability Lawyer With Over 40 Years Experience
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