Everyone Wins with #IAmInvisibleNoMore Contest

The Invisible Disabilities Association and Allsup encouraged individuals to share their invisible disabilities stories during a video contest in March. We are profiling the people featured in the top vote-getting videos in the blog series, #IAmInvisibleNoMore. The top five vote getters were awarded gift cards and other prizes. [...]

By | 2018-07-16T19:29:32+00:00 July 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Everyone Wins with #IAmInvisibleNoMore Contest

Share, Inspire and Win with Your Rare Disease Story

There are 30 million rare disease stories in the U.S. Do you have one? Share it in the #IAmInvisibleNoMore video contest to raise awareness and you could win $500. February 28 is Rare Disease Day®.  According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders, 1 in 20 people will live with a rare [...]

By | 2018-03-26T19:20:00+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Share, Inspire and Win with Your Rare Disease Story

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+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Is SSDI just welfare for people too lazy to work?

Forget Phil―Feb. 2 Is Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day

We celebrate Groundhog Day every year on Feb. 2, but the prescient Punxsutawney Phil shares his day of recognition with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an illness affecting more than 1.5 million Americans.Many people confuse RA with osteoarthritis, or OA. RA is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system attacks [...]

By | 2018-03-21T18:37:22+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Comments Off on Forget Phil―Feb. 2 Is Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day

The Top 5 Reasons You Need to Watch This Video

By Wayne Connell, founder and president of Invisible Disabilities Association One of the hardest parts about living with an invisible disability is sharing how it impacts you on a daily basis. Living with an invisible disability often means struggling to “act normal” when your body is [...]

By | 2018-03-21T18:34:51+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Comments Off on The Top 5 Reasons You Need to Watch This Video

The Top 10 All Things Disability Blogs for 2017

Allsup’s All Things Disability (ATD) blog is a resource for people needing information on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), finances, health and wellness. Our expert writers have backgrounds in public health, law, finance, government programs, veterans affairs, Medicare and health insurance. ATD regularly features guest blogs from individuals [...]

By | 2018-03-21T18:33:21+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Comments Off on The Top 10 All Things Disability Blogs for 2017

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

Employment and Multiple Sclerosis

Steve Nissen of the National MS Society Steve Nissen, Director, MS Navigator Services Delivery. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide. If you have met one person with multiple sclerosis (MS), then you have met one person with MS. No two experiences are the same. MS is [...]

By | 2018-03-21T18:27:05+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Comments Off on Employment and Multiple Sclerosis

World Series Step Aside—It’s Time For Medicare Season

By Tricia of Allsup You can set your clock by it. If it’s time for the World Series, it’s also time for Medicare’s annual enrollment period, which runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. This special window of time—starting Sunday—provides participants with the opportunity to review their 2018 Medicare plan [...]

By | 2018-03-21T18:24:12+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Comments Off on World Series Step Aside—It’s Time For Medicare Season
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