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Allsup Explains Social Security Disability Insurance and Return to Work Programs at Bone and Joint EXPO, Saturday at Bastyr University

Washington among the most backlogged states based on pending SSDI claims; Washingtonians wait an average 464 days for a hearing 

Belleville, Ill.–Oct. 19, 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 Bastyr University, Saturday, Oct. 24.

More than 50 million Americans have arthritis, making it the number one cause of disability in the country, according to the Arthritis Foundation. For Washingtonians 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. Washington ranks 13th among the states, with 27,062 pending SSDI claims. Click here to see Allsup’s state-by-state disability backlog analysis.

“I encourage people to get expert help at the very beginning of the SSDI application process,” said Tai Venuti, Allsup’s manager of Strategic Alliances. “Your chances of being awarded at the initial level are much greater if you have a representative, like Allsup, helping you.”

Venuti will explain the SSDI application process, how to choose an SSDI representative 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, at 9:35 a.m. She will provide on-site SSDI and veterans disability appeals eligibility screenings from 8 a.m. to 3 pm.

“Allsup’s Disability Evaluation Center gets thousands of calls a month from people who have questions about SSDI,” said Venuti. “This is a good opportunity for people to get answers to their specific questions.”

The Arthritis Foundation’s Bone & Joint EXPO is free and open to the public.

Get more information and register here.

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