We’ve developed Allsup Place using our extensive knowledge of the Social Security Disability Insurance program, with emphasis on providing the resources that SSDI applicants need to make it through the claims review process.
Belleville, IL (PRWEB) October 14, 2011
People with disabilities now have access to an even broader range of organizations, support groups and web-based resources on Allsup Place®, a dynamic, free online community that provides comprehensive resources to users, according to Allsup, which has helped tens of thousands of people to receive their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.
“One of the most valuable features of Allsup Place is the ability to locate personalized support based on where you live and your impairment, whether you have fibromyalgia or Parkinson’s disease, and whether you live in Texas or California,” said Paul Gada, personal financial planning director for Allsup.
Allsup has expanded the resources offered and also offers customers the opportunity to submit updates and track the status of their claim anytime, day or night. “We’ve developed Allsup Place using our extensive knowledge of the Social Security Disability Insurance program, with emphasis on providing the resources that SSDI applicants need to make it through the claims review process,” Gada said. “We also provide information to meet people’s needs as they deal with a variety of disability-related issues.”
Allsup Place first launched in 2008 and is available free to visitors, people seeking information and assistance, as well as Allsup customers. The site is located at: https://www.allsup.com/allsup-place.aspx.
SSDI is a federally mandated disability insurance program overseen by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that operates separately from the retirement and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. A portion of FICA taxes that people pay are set aside for this program. Typically, applicants must go through a complicated and lengthy application and appeals process in order to receive SSDI benefits. Eligibility is based on someone’s inability to work because of a severe disability expected to last more than 12 months, or a condition that is terminal. Find more details under SSDI Overview on http://www.Allsup.com.
Help With Social Security Disability
In addition to claims updates and resources, Allsup Place provides users with more insights about how people with disabilities can navigate the SSDI process. Allsup expert representatives emphasize several steps in the experience, including:
1. Be prepared. There are a number of requirements to receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, so it’s important to determine early if someone is likely to qualify for SSDI benefits before applying. A free SSDI evaluation is available by calling Allsup at (800) 678-3267 and can help someone on this path.
2. Know your claim. “It can pay off if you’re a good historian,” Gada said. It’s important for individuals to know their medical and work history, including specifics about medical treatment and how their disability affects their job experiences. An SSDI expert can make this process easier by knowing the factors that will be most relevant for someone’s claim for disability benefits.
3. Be consistent. It’s important to repeat the same information from form to form, helping to ensure the credibility of the SSDI claim for benefits.
4. Try to remain patient. Hundreds of thousands of people are at different points in the SSDI application process, and across the U.S., the average wait time can last 800 days or more from beginning to approval. “The experience of applying for, being denied and then appealing for Social Security disability benefits can be grueling,” Gada said. “That’s where an SSDI expert such as Allsup can help make the difference, providing you the necessary support despite the delays in the SSA review process.”
5. Consider seeking help. There are benefits to having an SSDI advocate available to handle the SSDI forms, documentation, filings, calls, appointments, appeals and interviews. “Many SSDI claims are denied for technicalities, and an SSDI advocate such as Allsup can help you avoid these problems and speed your chances of receiving Social Security benefits,” Gada said.
Find more information about the SSDI program and access resources on Allsup Place by visiting https://www.allsup.com/allsup-place.aspx.
For questions about SSDI appeals or eligibility, contact Allsup’s Disability Evaluation Center at (800) 678-3276 for a free disability evaluation.
Allsup Place Access
Allsup Place is a free service available from the Allsup website. Registration is required to gain access to certain sections of the site. A demo is available to familiarize visitors to all the site’s features.
Allsup is a nationwide provider of Social Security disability, Medicare and Medicare Secondary Payer compliance services for individuals, employers and insurance carriers. Founded in 1984, Allsup employs nearly 800 professionals who deliver specialized services supporting people with disabilities and seniors so they may lead lives that are as financially secure and as healthy as possible. The company is based in Belleville, Ill., near St. Louis. For more information, go to http://www.Allsup.com.