Clearly our disability claimants are desperate for more immediate financial relief
Shelton, CT (PRWEB) January 7, 2011
Freedom Disability has developed an Internet tool called HelpWell℠ that connects customers to local, state and national benefit programs designed to help them save money while they wait for a decision on their disability case from the Social Security Administration (SSA).
"Clearly our disability claimants are desperate for more immediate financial relief," said Sean Libby, vice president, corporate development. "They have told us through customer surveys about the hardships they face. Even though our Advocates specialize in building strong disability cases that win, it can take months to get through the SSA bureaucracy. Many of our customers need help finding basic services just to get by."
The HelpWell℠ Internet tool links customers to programs tailored to meet their specific needs such as prescription drug discounts; medical services; utility assistance; transportation; caregiver or childcare services; home repair services; tax savings; or veterans benefits.
"HelpWell℠ is designed to ease some of the financial stress and desperation so many of our customers feel as they wait for disability benefits," said Libby. "
The average wait to get a decision from SSA on an initial disability case is four to six months. If a case is denied and enters into the SSA appeals process, it can take a year or more for a decision.
"Without a doubt, the SSA disability approval system can be a very long and difficult process to get through," said Libby. "Our goal is to help our customers as much as we can right away. They rely on our expert advocacy services to help them get disability benefits. Now they can rely on HelpWell℠ to lessen some of their financial hardships while they wait for those benefits."
The HelpWell℠ Internet tool is exclusively for Freedom Disability customers.
About Freedom Disability:
Freedom Disability is a leading national Social Security Disability Advocacy group that provides education and representation services in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Freedom Disability's mission is to help people with disabilities apply for, and win, disability benefits from the Social Security Administration. Find out more about Freedom Disability at http://www.freedomdisability.com.
A division of Freedom Disability, Alpha™, is a private, for-profit group of veterans advocates independently accredited through the Veterans Administration's Office of General Counsel. Alpha serves veterans in all 50 states and is focused solely on helping veterans get the most disability compensation they deserve from the Veterans Administration (VA). Find out more at http://www.alphadisability.com.
Sean Libby, Vice President