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 | 2018-05-29T15:42:17+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 February 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+00:00 October 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 | 2018-03-21T18:23:36+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Comments Off on How to Work the System so the System Helps You Work

Realizing the Promise of the ADA

Twenty-seven years after it was signed into law, people are still running afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The landmark legislation, signed on July 26, 1990, by President George H. W. Bush gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities, and assures equal opportunity and access to businesses, [...]

By | 2018-03-21T18:06:24+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Realizing the Promise of the ADA

You Must Have a Work History to Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits

By Allsup There’s no free lunch when it comes to drawing Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Like any insurance policy, you must pay regular “premiums” before you can collect the benefits. The FICA taxes that you paid while you were working pay your SSDI premiums. SSDI is a federally [...]

By | 2018-03-21T18:04:26+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Comments Off on You Must Have a Work History to Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits

Back to Work with an Ostomy

By Jeanine Gleba, Advocacy Manager; Jay Pacitti, Executive Director, and Ed Pfueller, Communications Manager, United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. From the board room to construction to long shifts in a hospital, people living with an ostomy (colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy, etc.) work every job imaginable. Embracing a new normal in [...]

By | 2018-03-21T17:28:17+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Back to Work with an Ostomy
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