From Illinois Business Journal news services
BELLEVILLE — Allsup, a national Social Security Disability Insurance representation company, will provide SSDI and veterans disability benefits screenings at GCS Ballpark in Sauget, at the National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwestern Illinois’ Race for Recovery, Sunday, May 7.
The family-oriented event will feature mental health information and interactive activities for adults and children. In addition to the 5K Race for Recovery, individuals can register for a one-mile Walk for Awareness.
According to NAMI, each year, approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S. experiences a serious mental illness that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities. Mental illnesses are among the most common diagnoses in SSDI applications. While most individuals who have experienced or live with mental illness are able to work full-time, SSDI is an important resource for those who can’t work for 12 months or more.
SSDI benefits include a regular monthly income, based on how much has been paid into the system, Medicare eligibility and re-employment assistance. The first step in the SSDI application process is to determine eligibility.
Allsup team members will be available on-site to answer questions and help individuals determine if they may be eligible for SSDI benefits or veterans disability appeals.
Help also is available online at Expert.Allsup.com or by calling (888) 841-2126.
For more information about NAMI Southwestern Illinois, visit namiswi.org.
Allsup and its subsidiaries provide nationwide Social Security disability, veterans disability appeal, re-employment, 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. For more information, go to www.Allsup.com or visit Allsup on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Allsupinc.