Leading Companies Embrace Disability Inclusion in the Workplace

By AAPD October marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities, while educating employers and the public about the value of a diverse workforce that recognizes the skills and talents of people with disabilities. Now is an [...]

By |2018-10-22T20:55:08+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Leading Companies Embrace Disability Inclusion in the Workplace

Returning to Work with a Disability – How To Talk To An Employer

By Linda Carter Batiste, Principal Consultant, Job Accommodation Network Returning to work after an absence from the workplace can be stressful. Whether you’re returning to your job after a leave of absence or returning to the workforce after being unemployed, you may be concerned about whether you can [...]

By |2018-10-09T17:36:50+00:00October 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Returning to Work with a Disability – How To Talk To An Employer

Can You Work And Get SSDI Benefits? Find Out During Disability Employment Awareness Month

If you’ve had to stop working because of a health issue, the first thing you need to do is to find out if you qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Then be sure to apply immediately. Your SSDI coverage, which you’ve paid for with FICA taxes, [...]

By |2018-10-09T17:36:59+00:00October 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Can You Work And Get SSDI Benefits? Find Out During Disability Employment Awareness Month

Five Fast Facts on SSDI: Ready to Return to Work?

In May, Allsup is posting a blog series on Disability Insurance Awareness Month, a time when disability and insurance organizations join forces to raise awareness about the importance of protecting your income after a work-disrupting health issue. This series will take you through Five Fast Facts on SSDI [...]

By |2018-06-28T15:47:07+00:00May 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Five Fast Facts on SSDI: Ready to Return to Work?

Returning to Work After a Stroke

By The Old Sarge My childhood friend, Bert, was simply the most brilliant person I have ever met. A science nerd, Bert self-studied German while in grade school because he knew that many university chemistry text books were written in that language. His diligence paid off. After graduating [...]

By |2018-05-22T20:07:12+00:00May 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Returning to Work After a Stroke

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 |2018-04-26T17:48:16+00:00April 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Most SSDI Recipients Want To Return to Work

What You Need to Know if You Are Diagnosed With Colorectal Cancer Under Age 50

Colorectal cancer rates are on the rise for people under age 50, according to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance (CCA). However, the average age of a cancer diagnosis is still 68-72 years old, making it something someone under age 50 rarely anticipates. Support and resources for younger patients [...]

By |2018-03-21T18:49:51+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on What You Need to Know if You Are Diagnosed With Colorectal Cancer Under Age 50

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?

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+00:00October 31st, 2017|Comments Off on Employment and Multiple Sclerosis

How to Work the System so the System Helps You Work

By Tai Prohaska Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries have worked and paid into the program an average 22 years. That’s more than two decades of having a “vocational identity” of being a nurse, a construction worker, housekeeper, or any other of the more than 13,000 professions listed in the [...]

By |2018-09-26T18:29:22+00:00October 11th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Work the System so the System Helps You Work
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