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Woman with long COVID

Fewer people with disabilities applied for federal benefits during COVID. The main reason for the drop could’ve been anything from the ease of working at home to evade the virus to the difficulty of applying after Social Security closed its field offices during the pandemic. But fewer applicants does not point to progress. In fact,…

Medical litigation

About one in four workers in their 50s and early 60s has a physical or medical condition that limits their ability to work. These impairments can upend retirement plans and force them to make financial sacrifices if they have to apply for disability or sign up early for Social Security. A new research study that…

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