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Washington Post Profiles Army Veteran Stuck in the Disability Backlog

Former Army Captain Robert Steers lives with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, according to recent article in the Washington Post. He is one of more than a million Americans stuck in the Social Security disability backlog, waiting more than 600 days for a hearing to determine eligibility for [...]

By | 2018-04-16T21:29:46+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Washington Post Profiles Army Veteran Stuck in the Disability Backlog

Most SSDI Recipients Want To Return to Work

By Paula Morgan, Senior Technical Specialist for Allsup Employment Services I’ve heard the same stories for years. “People drawing disability are deadbeats.” Or, “They’re just lazy and the last thing they want to do is work.” And, “All they’re doing is taking my hard-earned tax money!” I’ve been [...]

By | 2018-04-12T18:58:05+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Most SSDI Recipients Want To Return to Work

IBS and the Workplace: Three Things You Can Do for a More Comfortable Working Environment

By Tegan Gaetano, Program Director, International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) It may come as a surprise to many because  it’s often regarded as a trivial condition, but irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most prevalent and burdensome chronic conditions reported by patients. It’s cited [...]

By | 2018-04-16T21:23:58+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Comments Off on IBS and the Workplace: Three Things You Can Do for a More Comfortable Working Environment

Women and Social Security Disability Insurance

Would you be surprised to learn that women Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries are somewhat more likely than men to qualify because of a mental or musculoskeletal impairment?  Women are also more likely to have cancer, but less likely to have circulatory disease or to have suffered a [...]

By | 2018-03-26T21:38:31+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Women and Social Security Disability Insurance

We Call It SSDI 101, But It’s So Much More

By Leia of Allsup Before I started at Allsup nearly eight years ago, I didn’t know much about Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). I didn’t have any relatives or friends who applied for disability benefits, so I was in for a rude awakening on how complex this topic was. Often [...]

By | 2018-03-21T18:28:38+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Comments Off on We Call It SSDI 101, But It’s So Much More

A Shorter Path to Victory for Veterans with Disabilities

By Brett Buchanan Help appears to be finally on the horizon for those waiting for a final decision on their Veterans Affairs (VA) disability claims. In a seemingly rare bi-partisan effort, Congress passed and the president signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, created to reduce wait [...]

By | 2018-03-21T18:15:57+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Comments Off on A Shorter Path to Victory for Veterans with Disabilities

The Solar Eclipse and Customer Service in 23 Seconds or Less

Allsup headquarters is in the path of Monday’s solar eclipse. We’re pretty excited about it even though the totality will last only 23 seconds. But a lot can happen in that amount of time, and this week we asked team members to think about what else could happen in 23 [...]

By | 2018-03-21T18:12:18+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Comments Off on The Solar Eclipse and Customer Service in 23 Seconds or Less

empower by Allsup®—Making Things Possible

By Leia of Allsup “For most people, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible.”—Mary Pat Radabaugh If you have a smart phone and internet service, you have opportunities 24/7 to learn, grow and connect on a global scale. For many people with disabilities, technology is [...]

By | 2018-03-21T16:20:38+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Comments Off on empower by Allsup®—Making Things Possible
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