Lupus and the Disability Process
, at the Lupus Foundation of America DC/MD/VA Chapter’s Maryland Educational Lupus Summit
, Saturday, September 13, at John Hopkins University, Baltimore. Individuals with lupus may be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, including Medicare. However, because of a lack of understanding of the disease, as well as the subjective nature of some of its painful symptoms, many individuals with lupus are denied benefits. Tai Venuti, MPH, of Allsup, will share what individuals with lupus need to know about applying for SSDI. Contact Tai
for slides and/or the “Lupus and SSDI” infographic.
Increasing Your Disability Literacy
, presented at the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ California state conference
, August 1, 2014, in Newport Beach. NAMI’s national HelpLine receives 8,000 to 10,000 calls a year related to difficulty people have in getting their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Allsup defines disability literacy and identifies strategies individuals with mental illness and their families can use to better access federal disability benefits. Contact Tai Venuti
for slides or additional information.
Back to Work with SSDI… It Doesn’t have to be SCARY
. Presented Oct. 31, 2013, as part of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association’s webinar series. If you have Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and are interested in going back to work, don’t let “scary thoughts” stop you. This webinar addresses common concerns SSDI beneficiaries have about returning to work. It provides a snapshot of the current employment environment for people with disabilities and describes resources available to help individuals obtain and maintain employment. Presented by Tai Venuti, MPH, Allsup’s manager of Strategic Alliances. The transcript for this webinar is available from the NSCIA’s webinar archive.