Allsup sponsors Walk for Mental Health to kick off Mental Illness Awareness Week
Belleville, Ill.—Oct.3, 2013—Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation, will offer free SSDI eligibility screenings at the Third St. Promenade in Santa Monica during the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ (NAMI) Walk for Mental Health, beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 5. The event kicks off Mental Illness Awareness Week, observed nationally Oct. 6-13.
According to NAMI, one in four U.S. adults has a mental illness. While treatment works and recovery is possible, mental illness is a leading cause of disability. Individuals who cannot work due to their condition may be eligible for SSDI benefits.
SSDI is designed for individuals who are under retirement age, have paid into the system through FICA taxes during their careers, and are unable to work for at least 12 months or more due to disability or have a terminal condition. It provides:
- Regular monthly income.
- Medicare eligibility.
- Dependent benefits.
- Return-to-Work incentives.
SSDI is an important resource for disabled workers, but the application process can be stressful and frustrating. More than two-thirds of people who apply for SSDI are denied at the application level. Allsup experts will be available Saturday to answer questions about SSDI and provide eligibility screenings.
For more information about Social Security Disability Insurance, visit Expert.Allsup.com.
For more information about the Los Angeles NAMIWalk, visit www.namiwalks.org/
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Allsup is a nationwide provider of Social Security disability, veterans 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, Ill., near St. Louis. Visit http://www.Allsup.com or connect with Allsup at http://www.facebook.com/