SSDI and Returning to Work with Arthritis

Having a chronic pain-inducing disability like arthritis can be extremely challenging. It’s especially stressful for individuals who have been forced to stall their careers in order to manage their condition. Still, complications for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) sufferers shouldn’t deter those who are able and interested [...]

By |2018-09-20T20:32:01+00:00September 20th, 2018|Comments Off on SSDI and Returning to Work with Arthritis

Allsup Offers SSDI Resources for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries During Awareness Month

Many people living with spinal cord injuries apply for disability benefits, receive much-needed income and access to assistance with returning to work Belleville, IL. — Sept. 20, 2018 — September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month and an important time to increase awareness of the resources available to those [...]

By |2018-09-20T20:27:11+00:00September 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Allsup Offers SSDI Resources for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries During Awareness Month

5 Facts about Chronic Pain and SSDI

September is Pain Awareness Month. Anyone suffering from chronic pain knows the devastating effect it can have on quality of life. Many medical professionals define chronic pain as lasting 3 to 6 months, or longer. Here are 5 facts to keep in mind when applying for Social Security Disability [...]

By |2018-09-20T20:27:25+00:00September 13th, 2018|Comments Off on 5 Facts about Chronic Pain and SSDI

Some Call It The ‘Suicide Disease’

Few things compare to constant electrical-like currents with burning hot and ice cold pain. That’s what Elizabeth Seickel, RN, likened Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) to, in terms of pain level. “It’s physical torture, “said Seickel, “If I didn’t have this condition, I honestly don’t know how I [...]

By |2018-09-04T20:09:17+00:00September 4th, 2018|Comments Off on Some Call It The ‘Suicide Disease’

SSA Expands Fast-Tracking for Disability Benefits

Coping with a long-term disability can be challenging. It’s even more stressful for individuals waiting on a favorable decision about their Social Security disability claim. Now, imagine the reduced pressure that comes with getting faster results. On Monday, Aug. 20, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced the addition [...]

By |2018-09-04T20:09:27+00:00August 30th, 2018|Comments Off on SSA Expands Fast-Tracking for Disability Benefits

Social Security Adds Five Conditions to Compassionate Allowances (CAL) Program

Allsup raises awareness of important Social Security program for those who apply for disability benefits Belleville, Illinois – Aug. 29, 2018 – The Social Security Administration (SSA) announced the addition of five conditions to the Compassionate Allowances (CAL) program on Aug. 20. This program is critical for individuals with [...]

By |2018-09-20T20:27:40+00:00August 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Social Security Adds Five Conditions to Compassionate Allowances (CAL) Program

Chronic Illness and SSDI

Chronic illnesses, like pulmonary hypertension, can be devastating to the body and the psyche. This can mean having to endure symptoms such as migraines, shortness of breath, chest pains, muscle soreness, muscle weakness, and other adverse symptoms, in addition to anxiety, severe depression, and feelings of hopelessness. For [...]

By |2018-09-20T20:27:56+00:00August 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Chronic Illness and SSDI

A Life Worth Fighting For

By Samantha Smith, Public Relations Director/Newsletter Editor at G-PACT No one ever expects something like the ability to eat to be taken away from them. You never expect to go to a family function and have to watch everyone around you eat, while you quietly sit there trying [...]

By |2018-08-27T15:33:16+00:00August 27th, 2018|Comments Off on A Life Worth Fighting For

#BeBold4GP Highlights Gastroparesis Awareness Month

By Melissa Adams VanHouten, Gastroparesis Advocate  August is national Gastroparesis Awareness Month! We encourage medical professionals, patient groups, family and friends, and the general public to help educate others about this life-altering chronic illness and its potentially debilitating effects on patients and their loved ones. What is Gastroparesis? [...]

By |2018-08-27T15:33:08+00:00August 21st, 2018|Comments Off on #BeBold4GP Highlights Gastroparesis Awareness Month

Allsup Offers TrueHelp for Disability Applicants with Free E-book

With hearing backlog near record levels in 2018, book offers tips to apply for disability benefits with daunting SSDI program Belleville, Illinois — August 22, 2018 — “Applying For Social Security Disability Insurance: Getting It Right The First Time,” a new e-book from Allsup, the nation’s premier disability representation [...]

By |2018-08-22T19:06:38+00:00August 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Allsup Offers TrueHelp for Disability Applicants with Free E-book
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