Can my stimulus check be delayed?
If you get a phone call saying you won’t receive government stimulus money unless you give the caller your personal information, IT IS A SCAM. Hang up the phone. In general, if you get any kind of suspicious phone call, don’t give the caller any information.
Can Social Security Administration (SSA) help me by phone during COVID-19?
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are asking the public to first try to use our online services before calling us.
Although our offices are not providing service to walk-in visitors, our employees are answering your calls. You can find the phone number for your local office by using our Field Office Locator and looking under Social Security Office Information. The toll-free “Office” number is your local office.
You may also call our National 800 Number, where you may be able to take care of your business by using one of our automated telephone services without having to wait for a telephone agent. If you need to speak with an agent, be aware that wait times may be longer than usual, which is why we encourage you to try our online services or call your local office first.
How can I get help from Social Security Administration (SSA) during COVID-19?
While our offices are not providing service to walk-in visitors due to COVID-19, we remain committed to providing ongoing benefits and vital services. You can still get our help by using our online services or calling us. If you have a critical situation that we cannot help you with by phone or online, we may be able to schedule an in-office appointment for you.
How can I get my economic impact payment (stimulus check) during COVID-19?
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According to the IRS, economic impact payments will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. Most eligible recipients will automatically receive an economic impact payment of up to $1,200 for individuals or $2,400 for married couples plus an additional $500 per qualifying child.
Economic impact payments will be sent electronically directly to a bank account or sent in the mail by paper check or prepaid debit card (EIP card).
While most economic impact payments will be sent automatically, some individuals will need to use an application on IRS.gov to provide simple information to receive a payment.
Is a headache sign of the coronavirus disease?
Fatigue, headache, and muscle aches (myalgia) are among the most commonly reported symptoms in people who are not hospitalized, and sore throat and nasal congestion or runny nose (rhinorrhea) also may be prominent symptoms.
Can face masks protect me from the coronavirus disease?
A cloth face mask won’t totally block the coronavirus. But it’s an added layer of protection for you and the people around you when you use it along with regular handwashing and social distancing measures like staying 6 feet away from others.
Can diarrhea be an initial symptom of COVID-19?
Many people with COVID-19 experience gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, sometimes prior to developing fever and lower respiratory tract signs and symptoms.
Can you contract the coronavirus disease from a package in the mail?
Coronaviruses are thought to be spread most often by respiratory droplets. Although the virus can survive for a short period on some surfaces, it is unlikely to be spread from domestic or international mail, products or packaging.
What is the average recovery time for the coronavirus disease?
Using available preliminary data, the median time from onset to clinical recovery for mild cases is approximately 2 weeks and is 3-6 weeks for patients with severe or critical disease.
Do antibiotics work against the coronavirus disease?
Antibiotics do not prevent or treat COVID-19, because COVID-19 is caused by a virus, not bacteria. Some patients with COVID-19 may also develop a bacterial infection, such as pneumonia. In that case, a health care professional may treat the bacterial infection with an antibiotic.
When should I seek emergency medical care if I am sick with COVID-19?
If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately
Trouble breathing. Persistent pain or pressure in the chest. New confusion. Inability to wake or stay awake. Bluish lips or face.
Who should wear a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic?
CDC recommends wearing masks to slow the spread of COVID-19. Everyone should wear a mask covering unless they are under 2 years of age, have breathing problems, or are unconscious or incapacitated and would need assistance removing a mask.
Is Hydroxychloroquine approved to treat the coronavirus disease?
No. Hydroxychloroquine sulfate and some versions of chloroquine phosphate are FDA-approved to treat malaria. Hydroxychloroquine sulfate is also FDA-approved to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
What are the most common underlying conditions for coronavirus disease patients?
Among 178 (12%) adult patients with data on underlying conditions as of March 30, 2020, 89.3% had one or more underlying conditions; the most common were hypertension (49.7%), obesity (48.3%), chronic lung disease (34.6%), diabetes mellitus (28.3%), and cardiovascular disease (27.8%). These findings suggest that older adults have elevated rates of COVID-19–associated hospitalization and the majority of persons hospitalized with COVID-19 have underlying medical conditions.
Can food products spread COVID-19?
There is no evidence to suggest that food produced in the United States or imported from countries affected by COVID-19 can transmit COVID-19.