Program Promotes New Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus

Program Promotes New Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus More treatment options are needed for individuals living with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) because existing therapies don’t always work, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A new program will help experts around the world develop [...]

By |2018-04-09T19:53:34+00:00February 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Program Promotes New Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus

Former Teacher Among Thousands of North Carolina Residents Waiting for SSDI Benefits

Former Teacher Among Thousands of North Carolina Residents Waiting for SSDI Benefits North Carolina has one of the nation’s highest rates of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) denials for initial applicants, according to Raleigh’s News and Observer. This forces more people to appeal, where they will wait [...]

By |2018-03-21T18:42:04+00:00February 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Former Teacher Among Thousands of North Carolina Residents Waiting for SSDI Benefits

Is SSDI just welfare for people too lazy to work?

Is SSDI just welfare for people too lazy to work? The answer to that question is, “Absolutely not.” An article on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) by Dylan Matthews on Vox.com, shatters myths and misconceptions about the program most American workers pay for out of every paycheck. [...]

By |2018-03-21T18:40:04+00:00February 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Is SSDI just welfare for people too lazy to work?

The Number One New Year’s Resolution Social Security Should Make—And Keep

An open letter to Congress and Acting Social Security Commissioner Nancy A. Berryhill. Dear Members of Congress and Acting Commissioner Berryhill: Is it too late to make a New Year’s resolution? If not, how about resolving to eliminate the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) backlog? By the end of [...]

By |2018-03-21T18:32:39+00:00January 4th, 2018|Comments Off on The Number One New Year’s Resolution Social Security Should Make—And Keep

Say Bah, Humbug to the SSDI Hassle with empower

It’s the holiday season and across the country families are trimming their Christmas trees, buying gifts for their loved ones, and already thinking about how they can fudge on their New Year’s resolution to lose weight. I hate to be the bearer of bad news and spoil the [...]

By |2018-03-21T18:31:44+00:00December 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Say Bah, Humbug to the SSDI Hassle with empower

Forget the Numbers, Hear the Stories of the SSDI Backlog

People around the country are learning what we at Allsup have known for years: people face financial devastation and psychological distress when they have to wait years for their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Last month, two major U.S. newspapers shared stories of SSDI claimants with severe and long-term [...]

By |2018-03-21T18:30:57+00:00December 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Forget the Numbers, Hear the Stories of the SSDI Backlog

Caregivers Can Save Time with the Power of empower

By the Old Sarge If you’re a caregiver for someone with a serious and long-term disability, you already know that your time is precious. Somehow, along with living your own life, you have to find time to tend to the physical and emotional needs of the person you’re caring for. [...]

By |2018-03-21T18:29:21+00:00November 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Caregivers Can Save Time with the Power of empower

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+00:00November 6th, 2017|Comments Off on We Call It SSDI 101, But It’s So Much More

Applying for Disability Benefits Does Not Have To Be So Scary

By Jim of Allsup You’ve probably heard horror stories about how many people who apply for disability benefits are denied. Yes, there are long lines of people waiting for a hearing on their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims. Unfortunately, the stories are true. Today, more than a million people [...]

By |2018-03-21T18:26:12+00:00October 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Applying for Disability Benefits Does Not Have To Be So Scary
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