T.J. Geist, Director of Claims, Initial and Reconsideration, has more than 17 years of experience with Allsup and its subsidiaries. He oversees an expanding team of claims consultants who support customers at the Initial Application and Reconsideration levels of the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program.
The team he oversees represents a combined 440-plus years of experience in disability services, including professionals formerly with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and state Disability Determination Services (DDS) offices nationwide. Throughout his career at Allsup, T.J. has worked at the Hearing and Appeals Council levels where he represented claimants before administrative law judges with written briefs and during in-person hearings.
T.J.’s experience also includes serving as Director of Operations for Allsup Employment Services (AES), a national, SSA-authorized Employment Network (EN), where he helped SSDI recipients return to work using the Ticket to Work program. Learn more.
T.J. holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and is a Certified Direct Pay Representative with the Social Security Administration.