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Allsup Explains Social Security Disability Insurance and Return to Work Programs at Arthritis Foundation Bone and Joint EXPO, Saturday in Westminster

Colorado is the 25th most backlogged state for pending SSDI claims; residents wait an average 361 days for a hearing 

Belleville, Ill.–Nov. 9, 2015–Allsup, a nationwide Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation company, will provide free disability screenings and explain the SSDI application process at the Arthritis Foundation’s Bone and Joint EXPO at the MAC Center in Westminster, Colorado, this Saturday.

More than 50 million Americans have arthritis, making it the No. 1 cause of disability in the country, according to the Arthritis Foundation. For Colorado residents who cannot continue working due to arthritis and other bone and joint conditions, SSDI is an important resource, providing a monthly income and access to healthcare. Read Allsup’s explanation of the full range of SSDI benefits here.

The SSDI application process can be confusing and frustrating. Most people who apply are initially denied. Those who appeal face a national backlog of more than 1 million claims. Colorado ranks as the 25th most backlogged state, with more than 13,000 pending SSDI claims. Click here to see Allsup’s state-by-state disability backlog analysis.

“Getting expert help at the very beginning of the SSDI application process increases your chances of being awarded at the application level,” said Tai Venuti, Allsup manager of Strategic Alliances. “You want to avoid the appeal process, if at all possible, as that could add months or years to your wait for benefits.”

Venuti will explain the SSDI application process, SSDI representation and resources available to help individuals with SSDI return to work, during the EXPO workshop, What You Need to Know About Social Security Disability Insurance. She will provide on-site SSDI and veterans disability appeals eligibility screenings from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“People often tell me they wished they had received the information I provide sooner,” said Venuti. “This is a good opportunity for people to learn about resources available to help them with their SSDI and employment questions.”

The Arthritis Foundation’s Bone & Joint EXPO is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. Get more information and register here.

The Arthritis Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, control and cure of arthritis in the United States.

For information on SSDI eligibility, call the Allsup Disability Evaluation Center at (888) 841-2126 or visit



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, Illinois, near St. Louis. For more information, go to or visit Allsup on Facebook at


Tai Venuti
(618) 236-8573  

Rebecca Ray
(618) 236-5065