I work with veterans every day who desperately need help understanding and obtaining the services and benefits they need and deserve
Belleville, Ill (PRWEB) November 07, 2012
In observance of Veterans Day, Allsup, a nationwide Social Security disability and veterans disability appeals representation company, is sponsoring an online forum for veterans with disabilities and their families to explore their options for assistance and connect with resources.
The online presentation, “What You Need to Know About Veterans Disability” is available now on-demand at the Allsup True Help® Disability Web Expo. Register for the Web Expo and view the presentation by going to WebExpo.Allsup.com, and visiting the True Help Auditorium.
Individuals can view the presentation at any time and return to the Expo on Monday, Nov. 12, from 1 to 2 p.m. (CST) for a live Q and A with:
- Brett Buchanan, Allsup VA-accredited claims agent
- Michele Cowell, founder, Military Matters, an organization focused on veteran assistance and referral services
- Derrick E. Felton, MSW, ASW, team leader and readjustment counseling therapist, Peninsula Vet Center
Traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and polytrauma have become familiar diagnoses among U.S. military veterans. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) created the term “polytrauma” to address the fact that injured U.S. veterans often face more than one debilitating condition upon their return home.
Veterans also face a current backlog of VA disability claims, difficulties accessing resources and confusion over eligibility requirements for various programs.
“There are about 22 million living veterans in this country, and about 5.5 million have a disability,” Buchanan said. “But only a little over three million are receiving compensation and pension benefits from the VA.”
“Many veterans don’t know about VA or other possible benefits,” Cowell said. “I work with veterans every day who desperately need help understanding and obtaining the services and benefits they need and deserve.”
Veterans and other interested individuals can register for the online forum and access on-demand information from more than a dozen nonprofit health and advocacy organizations at WebExpo.Allsup.com.
Once registered and logged on to the Expo, attendees can access “What You Need to Know About Veterans Disability” in the True Help auditorium.
On Nov. 12, from 1 to 2 p.m. (CST), attendees can participate in the live Q and A by clicking on the public group chat icon on the top right corner of the screen in the True Help auditorium. For more information, call Allsup’s manager of Strategic Alliances, Tai Venuti, at (800) 854-1418, ext. 68573 or email t(dot)venuti(at)allsupinc(dot)com.
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 more than 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. Visit http://www.Allsup.com or connect with Allsup at http://www.facebook.com/Allsupinc.