Allsup Presents “What You Need to Know About Social Security Disability Insurance,” for Colon Cancer Alliance Webinar Series

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February 18 event will provide overview of the SSDI application process and ways to breakthrough the SSDI backlog, now at more than one million claims

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While most survivors of colorectal cancer keep their jobs, SSDI is an important resource for significant numbers who can't work for 12 months or more.

The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is hosting the webinar, "What You Need to Know about Social Security Disability Insurance," on February 18th, 6 to 7 p.m. CST. Representatives from Allsup, the nation's premier Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation company, will explain how SSDI works, including program eligibility, ways to break through the current application backlog, and specific information for individuals with colon cancer.

"While most survivors of colorectal cancer keep their jobs, SSDI is an important resource for significant numbers who can't work for 12 months or more," said Tai Venuti, Allsup manager of Strategic Alliances. "In fact, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis in SSDI applications. Tens of thousands of people receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits for colon cancer and related conditions."

During the webinar, Venuti and Allsup senior claimant representative Ed Swierczek will discuss the full range of SSDI benefits, including dependent benefits, Medicare eligibility and return to work support. They also will provide practical advice on how to approach the SSDI application process.

"As approval rates for SSDI applications decrease, and the backlog of claims grows, it is more important than ever to do everything possible to avoid mistakes in the initial application," said Venuti. "People approved at the initial level don't have to go through appeals, which could add years to their wait."

The national average wait for an appeal hearing is 439 days, which means some people wait much longer. Click here for Allsup's Tips To Break Through Disability Backlog.

Registration for the webinar is free at

Cancer patients and survivors who have not been able to work or anticipate not being able to work for 12 months or more can receive a complimentary SSDI eligibility evaluation at or by calling (888) 841-2126.


Allsup is a nationwide provider of Social Security disability, veterans disability appeal and Medicare services for individuals, employers and insurance carriers. Allsup professionals deliver specialized services supporting people with disabilities and seniors so they may lead lives that are as financially secure and as healthy as possible. Founded in 1984, the company is based in Belleville, Illinois, near St. Louis. For more information, go to or visit Allsup on Facebook at

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