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  • Employer Healthcare Plan Or Medicare?
    By Tricia Allsup For many reasons, more and more people are continuing to work once they are Medicare-eligible at age 65. That‘s when they have to make an important decision: Should I continue on my employer’s healthcare plan, or is it time to switch to Medicare? Staying on your company plan used to be the […]
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  • On Old Memories and New Technology
    By The Old Sarge More years ago than I care to admit, I worked as a copy boy at a daily newspaper. These were the days of hot type and cold coffee in the newsroom. Reporters still stuck their press passes in the brim of their fedoras, and the editors would bark orders to their […]
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  • How to avoid or endure the disability backlog
    By Tai Prohaska There are almost 1.1 million Americans with severe disabilities waiting about 600 days for a hearing to determine if they will receive Social Security disability benefits. About 70 percent of them are former workers. They paid into the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) system an average of 22 years so they could […]
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  • A Shorter Path to Victory for Veterans with Disabilities
    By Brett Buchanan Help appears to be finally on the horizon for those waiting for a final decision on their Veterans Affairs (VA) disability claims. In a seemingly rare bi-partisan effort, Congress passed and the president signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, created to reduce wait times for veterans appealing their […]
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  • A Pain that Makes You Want to Die
    Beth Seickel felt like she wanted to die last week. A trauma nurse with 30 years of experience, and diagnosed 10 years ago with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), she has seen and endured pain before. But a recent fall triggered a flare. “It was like being in prison and they’re throwing acid on you non-stop,” […]
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  • Mitochondrial Disease Up Close and Personal
    By Mary Dale Walters In recent months, I’ve been hearing more encouraging news about progress in understanding mitochondrial disease. I have a personal interest as my sister passed away four years ago from “Mito.” Mito is frequently referred to as the energy disease. Mitochondria in our cells generate about 90 percent of the energy needed […]
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  • The Solar Eclipse and Customer Service in 23 Seconds or Less
    Allsup headquarters is in the path of Monday’s solar eclipse. We’re pretty excited about it even though the totality will last only 23 seconds. But a lot can happen in that amount of time, and this week we asked team members to think about what else could happen in 23 seconds. At Allsup, we are […]
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  • The Chronic Illness Paradox ―Loneliness in Numbers
    By the Old Sarge You feel pretty darn lousy when you’re sneezing and hacking from a cold or the flu, but at least you know you’ll be feeling better in a few days. People suffering from a chronic illness aren’t so lucky. A chronic illness, such as heart disease, diabetes, lupus, or multiple sclerosis are […]
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  • Apply for Disability the Right Way the First Time With empower By Allsup®
    By the Old Sarge I know a woman named Sue who applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and was denied. She wasn’t alone. The Social Security Administration (SSA) denies about two-thirds of all initial SSDI applications. You also probably know someone like her. Sue represents thousands of SSDI applicants whose benefits are delayed […]
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  • ADA Was a Good Start—empower Takes Equality A Step Further
    By Allsup Twenty-seven years ago, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). At the historic signing, Bush 41 said, “… every man, woman and child with a disability can now pass though once-closed doors into a bright new era of equality, independence and freedom.” For many people with disabilities, […]
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  • Realizing the Promise of the ADA
    Twenty-seven years after it was signed into law, people are still running afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The landmark legislation, signed on July 26, 1990, by President George H. W. Bush gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities, and assures equal opportunity and access to businesses, employment, transportation, state and local […]
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  • Sign Up to REV UP!
    We may be in the midst of a summer heat wave, but folks at the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), are gearing up for a cool fall election day on November 7.  The REV UP (Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power!) Campaign features National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW), July 17-21, and you […]
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  • You Must Have a Work History to Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits
    By Allsup There’s no free lunch when it comes to drawing Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Like any insurance policy, you must pay regular “premiums” before you can collect the benefits. The FICA taxes that you paid while you were working pay your SSDI premiums. SSDI is a federally mandated insurance program overseen by […]
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  • Responding to NAMI’s Call to Educate, Empower and Engage
    I attended The National Alliance on Mental Illness’ (NAMI) national conference in Washington, D.C. last week. Its theme of “Educate, Empower and Engage” is significant when it comes to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The following points are based on conversations with dozens of NAMI staff, volunteers, parents, consumers and advocates who had questions about […]
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  • Real-life Transformers Won’t Disappoint at #CMSA2017
    By Tai, Allsup My teenage son felt let down and a little angry after spending $13.50 to view the latest Transformers movie, “The Last Knight.” I guess he should have read the reviews before parting with his money. “Rolling Stone” called the movie “all kinds of awful,” and “2017’s most toxic film byproduct.” I’m sure […]
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  • SSA Warns Kentucky Residents of Disability Scheme
    By The Old Sarge It looks like criminals are attempting to target and de-fraud those with disabilities in Kentucky and West Virginia. Specifically, those who may have been represented by local attorney Eric Conn, who has been convicted on federal charges for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) fraud, are being contacted by fraudsters. According to […]
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  • Hit with Medicare Part-B Penalties? Waiver May Provide Relief.
    By Tricia of Allsup As director of Allsup’s healthcare services, I receive a lot of questions about how Medicare and the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, coordinate benefits. That’s no surprise, because both federal programs are complex and can be difficult to navigate, especially when transitioning from one to the other. A […]
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  • Making Mental Health Sexy
    By Tai, Allsup Mental Health America’s (MHA) 2017 conference theme, “Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll,” is provocative.  It’s designed to capture attention, and reflects the complicated, personal and often embarrassing issues related to mental illness that aren’t often discussed publicly. Although nearly everyone has experienced a mental illness or is close to someone who […]
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  • Roll on Capitol Hill with United Spinal Association
    By Tai Prohaska United Spinal Association and over 100 disability advocates and wheelchair users will gather in Washington, D.C., June 11-14 for the 6th Annual Roll on Capitol Hill. They will meet with congressional leaders to highlight health, independence, community, and quality of life issues vital to people with spinal cord injury/disease (SCI/D). Allsup is pleased […]
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  • Let’s Say Aloha to the SSDI Backlog
    I just got back from visiting family in my home state of Hawai’i. The people, the beauty, the “mana,” (loosely translated as energy or power) of that truly special place always refreshes my spirit and helps me focus on what’s truly important in life. After 12 days in paradise, I returned to work today, to […]
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  • Remembering Col. Mark Stephensen on Memorial Day
    By The Old Sarge President Calvin Coolidge wrote, “The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.” On a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, I walked directly to panel 18E, Row 116, and gently ran my fingers along the name etched into the polished black granite: Mark L. Stephensen Like all of […]
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  • Young Stroke is An Unexpected Reality
    By Guest Blogger Robyn Moore, CEO of the National Stroke Association There was a 44 percent spike in the number of young Americans (under 45 years old) hospitalized due to stroke over the last decade. Yet 73 percent of younger Americans are not familiar with stroke symptoms and the need for urgent medical attention. In […]
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  • May is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month
    By The Old Sarge Admit it. Sometimes you really get angry at people with no apparent disability who park in a handicapped slot at the grocery store. I know I used to. Then I realized that not all physical disabilities are readily apparent. According to the Invisible Disabilities Association, about 26 million Americas suffer from […]
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  • What Do You Know About Lupus?
    By Tai Prohaska, Allsup manager of Strategic Alliances May is Lupus Awareness Month, and boy, does this disease need it. According to the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA), 73 percent of Americans between 18-34 have either not heard about lupus or know little or nothing about lupus beyond the name. To put that in perspective, […]
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  • Remembering a Friend During Brain Tumor Awareness Month
    By The Old Sarge I remember a guy I worked with in the Air Force. He was a stand-out star on a staff of creative types. Talented, personable and in his mid-40s, he was a movie-star handsome guy who routinely landed walk-on parts in Hollywood and television movies. Happily married and a father of twins, […]
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  • No Standing in Line for empower by Allsup®
    By The Old Sarge After wearing an Air Force uniform for more than 22 years, I know all about standing in lines. There were lines to get into the mess hall, the firing range—even for doctors’ appointments. Want to join the Air Force? Get in line. Want to get out of the Air Force? Join […]
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  • Parkinson’s Disease and Disability Concerns
    By Israel Robledo, PD research advocate Advocating for new treatments and therapies through the years has allowed me to view the future with a sense of hope for what is to come. I’ve often shared that the latest medications on the market may not be for me for now, but depending on how my Parkinson’s […]
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  • Appealing Your SSDI Claim—Video Teleconference or In-Person Hearing?
    By Tai Prohaska Despite rumors to the contrary, most people who apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits are denied. Sometimes they are denied because they don’t have enough work credits because they didn’t pay into the system long enough to be eligible. Most people who are denied then abandon the process. Applicants can […]

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