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Allsup Provides Social Security Disability Insurance Screenings at St. Louis Lupus Education Conference Sept. 26

Missouri ranks 14th among states with the most backlogged pending SSDI claims; Illinois is 15th

Belleville, Ill.—Sept. 18, 2015—Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation, will provide information and eligibility screenings at the Lupus Foundation of America Heartland Chapter’s Lupus Education Conference at St. Louis Community College, Sept. 26.

Nationwide, almost 1.5 million people experience significant tissue damage, organ failure, disability and death due to lupus, according to the Lupus Foundation of America. About 50,000 people in Missouri, eastern Kansas and southern Illinois suffer from lupus.

Individuals with lupus often have co-morbid conditions, such as kidney disease, seizures,

mental anxiety and depression, fluctuating cognition (also known as “lupus fog”), fibromyalgia and immune system disorders such as inflammatory arthritis. These conditions often make it impossible to continue working.

SSDI is an important resource for former workers with lupus, providing a monthly income, dependent benefits and access to Medicare. However, more than two-thirds of initial SSDI applications are denied. Appeals can take several months or years.

With 25,904 pending claims, Missouri is ranked 14th among the states with the highest number of backlogged SSDI claims in 2015. Illinois is right behind, ranked 15th with 25,052 pending claims. See Allsup's state-by-state disability backlog ranking here.

Having expert SSDI representation can help individuals with lupus be approved sooner at the initial and appeal levels. For more information on SSDI eligibility, call the Allsup Disability Evaluation Center at (888) 841-2126.

To obtain an SSDI eligibility screening online, visit En Español, Españ

For more information and to register for the conference, 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.


Tai Venuti
(618) 236-8573  

Rebecca Ray
(618) 236-5065