American workers’ least understood policy highlighted during Disability Insurance Awareness Month in May, says Allsup – InsuranceNewsNet

Belleville, Ill., May 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Millions of WE workers may not understand the importance of their disability coverage through the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), according to Allsupwho created a infographics to highlight SSDI during Disability Insurance Awareness Month May 2022. Allsup, a national provider of SSDI representation and disability appeal services for veterans, joins disability services and insurance providers across the country in shining a light on this annual celebration.

“Social Security Disability Insurance Covers More Than 156 Million People WE workers, many of whom don’t know how it works and why they might ever need it,” said Steve Perrigo, vice president of Allsup. “Disability Insurance Awareness Month gives us an annual opportunity to educate and remind working Americans of the vital benefits they have already paid for when it comes to suffering a disability somewhere on the road.”

The SSDI, which is funded by FICA taxes paid by workers and employers, provides significant benefits over the course of someone’s career, and those who are uninformed may miss out on these supports – when faced with a serious medical problem that interrupts their work.

Allsup offers a infographics with key facts about eligibility, the SSDI process, and the importance of representation when applying for SSDI benefits.

  • Nearly 2 million people with disabilities apply each year.
  • More than 838,000 people are waiting for their claims to be reviewed by the SSA.
  • 64% of initial requests will be refused.
  • The likelihood of receiving application approval increases by 23% with a representative like Allsup.
  • The average monthly SSDI benefit is $1,358.

Learn more about Social Security Disability Insurance also visiting SSDI 101providing SSDI basics online.

“The Social Security Administration (SSA) says that one in four 20-year-olds will become disabled at some point in their career,” Perrigo said. “When this happens, SSDI provides financial support in the form of income and return-to-work assistance when medical issues take center stage for workers.”

“As we continue to experience the impact of Long COVID and other debilitating conditions, more and more people are turning to the essential SSDI program to manage their health, financial and work issues, and Allsup is here for you. help,” he added.

For more than 38 years, Allsup has helped more than 350,000 people with disabilities receive SSDI benefits, which include monthly income, Medicare coverage, Social Security protection in retirement, and free return-to-work assistance.

Click here to see the infographic from Allsup.

To hear from an Allsup customer about their experience, watch this video.

Help with SSDI complaints and appeals

For more information on applying for SSDI benefits, filing your appeal if you have been denied, or to see if you are eligible, to visit or call 1-800-678-3276.


Allsup and its affiliates provide nationwide Social Security disability, veterans disability appeal, return to work, and health care benefits services for individuals, their employers, and their insurers. Allsup professionals provide specialized services to help people with disabilities and seniors so they can live as financially secure and healthy lives as possible. Founded in 1984, the company is based in Belleville, Ill., near St. Louis. Learn more about and @Allsup or download free pdf of Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance: Get it right the first time.


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