Social Security Administration & COVID-19

By Nikita Ganesh, Legal Intern

Extended Deadlines: During COVID-19, the Social Security Administration is extending its deadlines for medical and other documentation.  For more information, please see

Online Services: SSA has convenient and secure online services:

Some of these services include the following:

Applying for Retirement Benefits:

Applying for Disability Benefits:

Applying for Medicare Benefits:

Check the Status of an Application or Appeal:

Print a Verification Letter:

Have any questions? The public can contact the SSA and speak to a representative by calling (800) 772- 1213.

You can also look up your local office phone numbers through the Social Security Office Locator:

Walk-in services are not available. However, appointments may be available for limited, critical issues if they cannot assist you by phone or get the information needed.

For legal professionals: NCLER is providing free consultations to legal professionals seeking more information to help older adults. Contact

For more COVID-19 information,visit NLCER’s COVID-19 page:


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