Understanding MS and Disability Benefits

If you noticed lots of orange ribbons or clothing sprinkled throughout your surroundings last week, chances are you were witnessing many individuals standing in solidarity for National Multiple Sclerosis Week. The month of March continues to shed light on this unpredictable, often disabling, chronic illness that attacks the [...]

By |2019-03-19T20:40:15+00:00March 19th, 2019|Comments Off on Understanding MS and Disability Benefits

U.S. Pain Foundation Hosts Allsup Webinar on Applying for Social Security Disability with Chronic Pain

Online presentation Tuesday, March 19, examines work issues and SSDI benefits for individuals with chronic pain conditions Belleville, Illinois — March 12, 2019 — Allsup, the nation’s premier disability representation company, is participating with the U.S. Pain Foundation to present an online seminar called, “Navigating Employment Challenges and [...]

By |2019-03-13T16:13:36+00:00March 13th, 2019|Comments Off on U.S. Pain Foundation Hosts Allsup Webinar on Applying for Social Security Disability with Chronic Pain

BIA-MO Gets Real about Brain Injury Awareness

By Brain Injury Association of Missouri Staff Today, March 11, the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) is hosting our Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers – Refresher education in Columbia, Missouri.  This “refresher” is a condensed version of the full seminar that was held in St. [...]

By |2019-03-11T20:32:00+00:00March 11th, 2019|Comments Off on BIA-MO Gets Real about Brain Injury Awareness

On This Rare Disease Day, NORD Says Show Your Stripes!

By National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) Staff   The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)Ⓡ, the leading independent nonprofit organization representing the 25-30 million Americans living with rare diseases, has announced a new campaign for Rare Disease Day centering on three simple words: Show Your Stripes. This [...]

By |2019-02-28T20:03:38+00:00February 28th, 2019|Comments Off on On This Rare Disease Day, NORD Says Show Your Stripes!

A Heart-to-Heart With The Check It! Challenge

By Madelyn Alexander, Communications Director at American Heart Association – St. Louis Chapter The American Heart Association hopes to make a difference for St. Louisans battling a top health threat — high blood pressure, a leading cause of cardiovascular disease in the country with the citywide Check It! [...]

By |2019-02-26T16:34:17+00:00February 26th, 2019|Comments Off on A Heart-to-Heart With The Check It! Challenge

Brighter Days Ahead for SSDI Beneficiaries Set on Returning to Work

Having a disability shouldn’t deter a person from making a living. Despite a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics stating that the unemployment rate is now 9% (up from 7.9%) for people with disabilities, many employers are seeing the value of hiring from this hidden [...]

By |2019-02-15T21:16:07+00:00February 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Brighter Days Ahead for SSDI Beneficiaries Set on Returning to Work

More Than 800,000 Waiting for Social Security Disability Hearings, Wait Times Are Declining But Still Average 18 Months

Allsup reports 50-state ranking of pending disability hearings and importance of a disability representative for the Social Security disability appeals process Belleville, IL. — February 12, 2019 — The national average wait time for a Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits hearing is 538 days, according to Allsup, which [...]

By |2019-02-11T21:19:58+00:00February 12th, 2019|Comments Off on More Than 800,000 Waiting for Social Security Disability Hearings, Wait Times Are Declining But Still Average 18 Months

Job Prospects on the Rise for People with Disabilities

Finding and keeping a job is a struggle for many individuals living with disabilities. However The Wall Street Journal recently reports economic and policy trends are changing the picture for people who are motivated to work with a disability. With employment opportunities on the rise, former workers with disabilities [...]

By |2019-01-30T21:43:12+00:00January 31st, 2019|Comments Off on Job Prospects on the Rise for People with Disabilities

Newly Launched Secure Work Coalition Aims to Help Americans With Disabilities Return to Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 22, 2019) - The Secure Work Coalition officially launched today with the goal of protecting and improving Social Security work incentive and benefits counseling programs that help beneficiaries of disability programs to return to work. The coalition is comprised of disability advocacy and employment services [...]

By |2019-01-23T21:16:18+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on Newly Launched Secure Work Coalition Aims to Help Americans With Disabilities Return to Work

What Women Should Know about Cervical Cancer and SSDI

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Survivors, advocates, and community members across the country are working to spread the word about cervical cancer and address the importance of regular P tests and screening for women. According to the American Cancer Society, about 13,000 new cases of invasive cervical [...]

By |2019-01-18T19:31:10+00:00January 18th, 2019|Comments Off on What Women Should Know about Cervical Cancer and SSDI
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