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

New Disability Appeal Step Added In 10 States

New Disability Appeal Step Added In 10 States Starting this month, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is adding a new disability appeal step to get your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits in 10 states across the U.S. Those states are: Colorado, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, [...]

By |2019-01-22T16:32:18+00:00January 17th, 2019|Comments Off on New Disability Appeal Step Added In 10 States

SSA Adds Another Step to the Disability Insurance Process In 10 States

Former workers can get disability benefits sooner with experienced representatives on their side Belleville, Illinois — January 9, 2019 - The Social Security Administration (SSA) will reinstate the Reconsideration step of the disability adjudication process in 10 states beginning in 2019. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claimants in those states will [...]

By |2019-02-07T02:36:32+00:00January 9th, 2019|Comments Off on SSA Adds Another Step to the Disability Insurance Process In 10 States

5 Facts About Mental Illness and SSDI

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is October 7-13. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 Americans experiences mental illness in a given year. If you, or someone you know, has been diagnosed with a mental health condition, here are 5 facts to consider [...]

By |2018-10-02T16:17:46+00:00October 1st, 2018|Comments Off on 5 Facts About Mental Illness and SSDI

Can You Work And Receive SSDI? Allsup Highlights Dual Purpose of Benefits During Disability Employment Awareness Month

Former workers who apply for disability, can receive Social Security benefits and use programs like Ticket to Work as U.S. job market expands Belleville, IL. — October 4, 2018 — Disability Employment Awareness Month in October shines the spotlight on important programs like Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), [...]

By |2018-10-04T17:57:00+00:00October 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Can You Work And Receive SSDI? Allsup Highlights Dual Purpose of Benefits During Disability Employment Awareness Month

What Women Should Know about Ovarian Cancer and SSDI

If you see lots of teal blue being worn this month, it’s likely not just a fashion statement. In light of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in September, many advocates and survivors are sporting teal ribbons in solidarity to draw attention to a disease that’s commonly called a “silent [...]

By |2018-10-01T16:05:49+00:00September 26th, 2018|Comments Off on What Women Should Know about Ovarian Cancer and SSDI

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
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