Can you get disability benefits for coronavirus?
The short answer is yes. You can get disability benefits for any medical or mental health condition that prevents you from working.
You are entitled to disability benefits if you meet the disability insruance policy’s definition of disability, but how insurance companies will respond to coronavirus disability claims is still unclear. The virus itself does not cause long term disability, but underlying conditions could worsen and become disabling because of it.
Our experienced disability insurance attorneys are prepared to handle these disability claims. This firm specializes in disability insurance claims. Contact us to speak with an attorney today!
Coronavirus and Long Term Disability?
There are many different types of coronaviruses. COVID-19 is a type that was identified around the end of 2019 in China. The recent outbreak that has spread globally can cause respiratory illnesses that can result in death or disability.
Across the U.S., millions of people with underlying medical conditions have been able to work. But because of coronavirus, certain groups of people are at increased risk.
People diagnosed with a respiratory condition might become disabled and unable to work because of COVID-19. The virus attacks the respiratory system and that could seriously worsen a prior respiratory disorder.
People with an underlying immune condition or who are immune-compromised are similarly at risk of becoming disabled from working.
The following conditions could result in disability because of COVID-19:
- Respiratory disorders
- Immunocompromised conditions
- Cardiovascular conditions
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Liver disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Severe obesity
Additionally, the following respiratory conditions could result in disability because of COVID-19:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Chronic bronchitis
- Chronic lung disease
- Lung cancer
- Cystic fibrosis/Bronchiectasis
- Pleural effusion
Finally, the following immune compromised conditions could result in disability because of COVID-19:
- Cancer treatment
- Smoking related conditions
- HIV or AIDS
- Immune deficiencies
- Organ transplant
- Autoimmune disorders
If you have questions about your medical condition and how it is impacting your ability to work, or if your claim for long term disability benefits has been denied, call us today. We can help.
Attorneys That Specialize in Handling Your Disability Insurance Claims
This law firm was created with a single purpose in mind: to help people get disability benefits from insurance companies.
With that kind of focus, we have:
- Experience with every disability insurance company;
- A proven track record of success by winning major long term disability lawsuits;
- Recovered millions of dollars in disability benefits for clients like you;
Every day, our disability lawyers work to get insurance companies to approve long-term disability claims or appeal disability benefits denials.
With so much at stake, shouldn’t you have expert disability lawyers on your side?
Because federal law applies to most disability insurance claims, we do not have to be located in your state to help.
If you have questions or concerns about your disability claim, give us a call and speak with one of our experienced disability attorneys about: