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How many applications for Social Security Disability Insurance will be placed in 2020?

Deaths directly attributed to COVID-19 are only one part of medical effects caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic. Kidney damage, strokes, lung damage and chronic fatigue can all occur as part of the long-term effects of COVID-19.

In the United States, those who permanently are unable to work are often eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance.

This question asks: How many applications for Social Security Disability Insurance will be placed in 2020?

This question will be judged using official statistics from the Social Security Administration. See the "Number of applications > Initial DDS receipts" column. For the year 2019, this number was 1,309,863.

This question has a companion question: How many applications for Social Security Disability Insurance will be granted in 2020?


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