Belleville, Illinois, Oct. 17, 2018 — Belleville, Illinois — October 18, 2018 — Allsup, the nation’s premier disability representation company, now offers its Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Extended Benefits service for employers to use as help beyond group disability insurance plans for employees with disabilities who can’t work.
SSDI Extended Benefits offers assistance for employees who are ineligible or have declined group disability insurance, but may be eligible for SSDI in the event of a severe disability. Allsup’s SSDI Extended Benefits service is available at no cost to organizations and provides discounted SSDI representation services to their employees.
“We know how important it is for employers to rely on trusted sources when offering ancillary services or benefits to their employees,” said John McGrath, Director, Business Development for Allsup. “With more than 30 years of SSDI and benefits coordination experience, we help ensure the transition from work to disability benefits is seamless for both the employer and the employee, even when LTD benefits are not available.”
Workplace disabilities can result in serious financial risk and hardship, especially when they force an employee to terminate his or her employment when their sick leave or short-term disability has been exhausted. The SSDI application process is often frustrating and arduous, and the majority (two-thirds) of first-time applications nationwide are denied by the Social Security Administration. Getting the proper assistance and support from the beginning can have a valuable impact on an individual’s chances of being approved for the disability benefits they deserve, and carries the potential of exploring a return to work following medical recovery.
In addition to expertise in disability representation, Allsup helps employees with disabilities understand their healthcare options, so they can make an informed decision when signing up for COBRA or alternative coverage. For employees who receive SSDI benefits, Allsup facilitates their transition to receiving Medicare at not cost to them. The organization further provides a comprehensive suite of specialized services, including veterans disability and return to work services. VA-accredited Claims Agents are available to guide veterans through the VA disability appeal process. Employment consultants can help successful SSDI beneficiaries manage their return to work through Social Security’s Ticket to Work program.
Allsup has helped more than 300,000 people to receive their SSDI benefits. The online tool empower by Allsup® combines an SSDI assessment for eligibility and Social Security disability application support, along with return to work guidance for those who may medically recover. Allsup award rates are approximately 75% higher than the nationwide averages at each level.
Employers interested in SSDI Extended Benefits may contact Allsup’s Client Customer Service at (866) 346-8872.
ABOUT ALLSUP Allsup and its subsidiaries provide nationwide Social Security disability, veterans disability appeal, return to work, exchange plan and Medicare services for individuals, their 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. Learn more at TrueHelp.com and @Allsup or download a free copy of Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance: Getting It Right The First Time.
Rebecca Ray Allsup (618) 236-5065 [email protected] Victoria Shockley Pinkston Group (919) 780-9727 [email protected]