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Oct. 20 Web Event Tackles Finances for People with Chronic Illness and Disabilities Nationwide

Attendees can ask questions, access resources and help for financial problems after a work-disrupting disability during free online event 

Belleville, Illinois—Oct. 12, 2016—National disability groups and Allsup are presenting the live, online web event, “True Help Claiming Power to Improve Your Finances,” on Thursday, Oct. 20, from noon to 1:30 p.m. CST.

What: Financial issues following a severe disability 

When: Thursday, Oct. 20 at noon CST


Who: Patient advocates (listed below)

How: Online and no cost

Individuals who register for this free event can ask questions of patient advocates and resources experts from:

  • National Stroke Association
  • Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA)
  • Caregiver Action Network
  • Allsup

Attendees also can access the resource library and download materials, as well as a transcript from the presentation. Visit or click here to register.

Presentation topics will include:

  • Dealing with money choices and decisions after a cancer diagnosis
  • Financial issues and decisions after a stroke
  • Applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits with a severe disability
  • Supports for returning to work

The CCA’s Blue Hope Award and Financial Resource guide are examples of resources specifically geared for and available to individuals with disabilities.

The interactive web event will include group chats, a live Q-and-A with the experts, instant polls and opportunities to win prizes. After Oct. 20, individuals can access the program on-demand and submit questions to receive an email reply.

Share the registration link for the event, and download a flier for “True Help Claiming Power to Improve Your Finances” at

To see if you may be eligible for SSDI benefits, visit or call (888) 841-2126.



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. 


Tai Prohaska
(618) 236-8573  

Rebecca Ray
(618) 236-5065