Belleville, Ill. (PRWEB) May 24, 2013
The average age for Social Security Disability Insurance recipients is now 53, having climbed upward from about 52 in previous years, according to Allsup, which has helped tens of thousands of people to receive their SSDI benefits. More than 152 million workers are insured* for SSDI benefits, with the largest age category of 50 to 54 having about 18.6 million workers insured.
The Social Security Administration, which administers the SSDI program, estimates that a 20-year-old worker has a three in 10 chance of becoming disabled before reaching full retirement age.
“Along with private disability insurance, Social Security Disability Insurance provides critical support for people who experience a work-ending disability,” said David Bueltemann, manager of senior claimant representatives at Allsup. “The size and complexity of the SSDI program continues to grow as well, adding to the reasons people choose Allsup as their representative when seeking or appealing SSDI benefits.”
Why Apply For SSDI Benefits? Allsup SSDI Expert Explains
Following are facts about the program and reasons why individuals file a claim or disability appeal for SSDI benefits.
Millions of people are insured for SSDI benefits, but only a small fraction truly qualifies depending on their disability and work history. “We help thousands of people understand their options and whether or not they may qualify for disability insurance benefits,” Bueltemann said.
On average, only one in three applicants is approved for benefits at the initial application. Those who continue through the disability appeals process may encounter waits of one to two years to receive benefits. “Allsup SSDI representatives work to ensure that a thorough, well-developed claim is provided to the SSA,” Bueltemann explained.
Data from the SSDI program illustrates the difficulties in receiving benefits. At the hearing level, only 47 percent of people receive their benefits on their own. “In comparison, Allsup has a success rate of about 80 percent of customers we represent at the hearing level,” Bueltemann said.
Receive a free disability evaluation by calling the Allsup Disability Evaluation Center at (800) 678-3276.
Allsup is a nationwide provider of Social Security disability, veterans disability appeal, 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. For more information, go to http://www.Allsup.com or visit Allsup on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Allsupinc.