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Allsup Provides Social Security and Veterans Disability Screenings at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek Saturday

Florida among states with the most SSDI claims pending at the hearing level; veterans nationwide face a complex process to receive VA disability compensation

Belleville, Ill.—Nov.9, 2015—Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation, will offer free SSDI and veterans disability appeal eligibility screenings at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek, Florida, during the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ (NAMI) Walks Broward County, Saturday, Nov. 14.

According to NAMI, Florida ranks 50th in the nation in per capita mental health funding, at $39 per resident, compared to the national average of $129 per capita. Although treatment is effective and recovery is possible, mental illness is a leading cause of disability.  NAMIWalks Broward raises funds to provide free trainings and programs to people searching for information, help and hope.

Allsup is pleased to sponsor NAMIWAlks Broward and provide program eligibility screenings and information on Social Security Disability Insurance and veterans disability appeals.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

SSDI is a payroll tax-funded, federal insurance program. A portion of the FICA taxes workers pay is set aside for SSDI (as well as Social Security retirement and Medicare). It is designed to provide former workers with income if they are unable to work due to a disability. Most people who apply for SSDI are denied benefits at the application level. The Social Security Administration estimates claimants will wait more than a year to appeal―480 days―for a hearing. The wait is longer for Floridians because the state is the second most backlogged in the nation, with 76,495 pending claims. The average hearing office processing time in Florida is 564 days. See Allsup’s state-by-state disability backlog ranking here.

Help with VA Disability

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in 2011, more than 1.3 million veterans received specialized mental health treatment from the VA for mental health issues. Mental disorders and other conditions may qualify veterans for VA disability benefits.

Veterans denied benefits or a fully favorable decision from the VA may appeal the decision. Information on the Allsup Veterans Disability Appeal Service® will be available at NAMIWAlks Broward. To register for the walk, click here.

For more information on SSDI eligibility and representation, call (888) 841-2126 or visit For more information on veterans disability appeals, click here.



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