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Nonprofit & Advocacy Groups

Working together to benefit people with disabilities.

We support many nonprofit and advocacy groups like yours to help people with disabilities in your community. We focus on getting these individuals the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits they deserve and assist them in using these benefits to go back to work, if possible. Through your referrals and with our training, educational workshops and resource materials, together we can create a positive outcome.

We Can Help You Help Others

True Help is your connection for assisting people who will jointly benefit from our services and support. You can refer someone to us simply by directing them to take the free SSDI Assessment at

SSDI Literacy Is Important To Your Organization

For people with mental illness, a chronic condition or severe injury, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) can mean the difference between being a homeowner or being homeless; getting needed medicines and healthcare or getting progressively worse; eating three meals a day or going hungry.

All too often, individuals are denied benefits or must wait years before they receive benefits. This often long waiting period is frequently spent with no income, no healthcare, and endless worry about their and their families’ future. SSDI and the benefits it provides can bring relief.

Social Security Disability Insurance Has Many Benefits

Approval for Social Security Disability Insurance unlocks access to money-saving, life-enhancing benefits beyond regular monthly income.

Medicare Coverage

You’re eligible for this medical, hospital and prescription coverage 24 months after your SSDI benefits begin.

COBRA Extension

The length of your COBRA benefits could be extended an additional 11 months.

LTD Security

If you have private long-term disability (LTD) insurance, it probably requires you to apply for SSDI. Doing this can protect LTD benefits.

Retirement Benefits

Approval for SSDI triggers a Social Security earnings record freeze that can result in a higher retirement income.

Dependent Benefits

SSDI approval can activate benefits for your children under the age of 18, adding up to 50% more income to your monthly payments.

Cost-of-Living Adjustment

The SSA evaluates cost of living allowances annually, which could increase your monthly payment.

Tax Relief

You may not have to pay income taxes on a portion of the SSDI benefit payments you get each month.

Return to Work

There are incentives if you return to work: free help from a certified Employment Network, protection for SSDI income, and more.

Who’s Eligible For SSDI?

Social Security’s definition of disability and eligibility requirements are different than other programs. To qualify for SSDI, an individual must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between age 21 and full retirement age
  • Have worked at least 5 of the last 10 years and paid FICA taxes
  • Be unable to work in any capacity because of a mental or physical condition that is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death
  • Be under the care of a healthcare professional who can substantiate severity of medical condition(s)

How We Can Help

When people in your community have a disability, they face an uncertain future. True Help makes the Social Security Disability Insurance process less intimidating and easier to navigate through education, support and guidance.


Incorporating SSDI literacy into your programming, educational materials and/or outreach activities can literally change lives.


A referral that offers True Help and expert assistance with SSDI claims can significantly impact the likelihood of getting approved and reduce the wait time for benefits.


There’s a simpler way for your members to apply for SSDI using empower, our easy-to-use online tool that empowers applicants through the SSDI process.

“Everyone always says you never get awarded the first time you apply, but Allsup made it possible. Thank you!”

Michelle, 46, from Jacksonville, FL Asthma

Resources For Our Alliances

Helping you raise awareness of SSDI and supporting your advocacy efforts is how we can help more people get the disability benefits they deserve. Here are some of the ways we can provide program and training needs for your organization:

Workshops & webinars

Assistance raising funds & awareness

Co-branded marketing programs including custom web page for referrals

Online referral materials

For requests and more information, please email us at

Stay Informed

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In Perspective: The Disability Landscape

According to a recent study, the number of people with disabilities in need of long-term care is expected to grow dramatically as baby boomers reach retirement age and beyond.

A person reaching age 56 has a 53% chance of having at least one disabling event during his or her working years, and a 19% chance of experiencing chronic and severe disability.

10 years after disability onset, a person with a chronic and a severe disability on average experiences a 68% decline in earnings, a 32% decline in after-tax income and a 22% decline in food and housing consumption.

Only about half of the people with a severe disability report receiving Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

We Support Specialized Needs

Individuals get True Help beyond SSDI

We’re committed to the specific needs of people with disabilities. Beyond SSDI representation, our customers have access to:

Our SSDI customers can access important incentives and explore work options through the SSA’s Ticket to Work program without losing SSDI income and Medicare benefits with Allsup Employment Services.

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We can help our SSDI customers and other individuals find healthcare coverage before and after receiving SSDI benefits. This includes determining eligibility for Marketplace exchange plans, Medicaid and Medicare.

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Veterans can appeal a low benefits rating or denial with help from our VA-accredited claims agents. Those who are unable to work due to a health condition may be eligible for both VA and SSDI disability benefits.

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