SSDI is a critical resource for people who can’t continue working due to severe mental illness.
Belleville, Illinois (PRWEB) July 01, 2015
About one-third of individuals in the U.S. who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits has a diagnosed mental disorder, according to Allsup, a nationwide SSDI representation company. Allsup will provide SSDI and veteran’s disability appeal screenings at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) national convention in San Francisco July 6-9.
Representatives from Allsup Employment Services, Inc. (AESI) will also be on hand to explain return-to-work resources for individuals already receiving SSDI who are interested in employment.
According to NAMI, work can be an essential step on the path to wellbeing and recovery for people living with mental illness—providing increased income, structure, a sense of purpose and opportunities to learn and interact with others.
“Mental illness can have a devastating financial effect on individuals and families,” said Tai Venuti, Allsup manager of Strategic Alliances. “And it can happen to anyone at any time. SSDI is a critical resource for people who can’t continue working due to severe mental illness.”
SSDI is a payroll tax-funded, federal insurance program. A portion of the FICA taxes workers pay is set aside for SSDI (as well as Social Security retirement and Medicare). To see Allsup’s explanation of the full range of SSDI benefits, including return-to-work incentives, click here.
For more information on SSDI eligibility, call the Allsup Disability Evaluation Center at (888) 841-2126 or visit Expert.Allsup.com.
For more information on returning to work with SSDI, click here or call AESI at (866) 540-5105.
Allsup is a nationwide provider of Social Security disability, veteran’s disability appeal, Medicare and Medicare Secondary Payer compliance 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 http://www.Allsup.com or visit Allsup on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Allsupinc.