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Allsup Provides Social Security Disability Screenings at Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Conference in Cherry Hill

SSDI representation company joins CRPS experts and advocates offering support and resources to patients and their families 

Belleville, Ill.—Sept. 4, 2014—Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that affects  arms, legs, hands and or feet, usually after an injury or trauma. CRPS can make it impossible for individuals to continue working, according to Allsup, a nationwide Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation company. CRPS is also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD).

Allsup representatives will provide SSDI eligibility screenings at the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association’s (RSDSA) forum, “Integrated Solutions to CRPS,” Friday, Sept. 11, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

“RSDSA welcomes Allsup’s participation at our conference as SSDI can be a life preserver for people with CRPS as they work with their medical team to return to work,” said RSDSA Executive Vice President and Director Jim Broatch.

According to RSDSA, up to 200,000 individuals experience CRPS in the United States, in any given year. The disease strikes many during their peak earning years. According to the National Institutes of Health, people with CRPS may develop depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder, all of which heighten the perception of pain and make rehabilitation more difficult.

For individuals who cannot continue working due to CRPS, SSDI is an important resource. However, The Social Security Administration (SSA) denies more than two-thirds of initial SSDI applications, and appeals can take several months or years. Due to the current claims backlog, the SSA estimates that claimants will wait more than a year for an appeals hearing. The wait can vary depending on where an applicant lives. The wait in Pennsylvania is an estimated 479 days, compared to the wait in New Jersey, which is about 468 days. See Allsup’s state-by-state disability backlog ranking here.

Getting a disability evaluation to determine SSDI eligibility is the first step toward obtaining the disability benefits former workers paid for during their careers. Individuals can request a complimentary evaluation at Expert.Allsup.com or by calling (888) 841-2126.

ABOUT RSDSA

RSDSA is an international 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization, based in Milford, Connecticut, formed in 1984. Our mission is to provide support, education, and hope to all affected by the pain and disability of CRPS/RSD, while we drive research to develop better treatments and a cure.

 ABOUT ALLSUP

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 www.Allsup.com or visit Allsup on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Allsupinc.

Contact:

Tai Venuti
(618) 236-8573  

Rebecca Ray
(618) 236-5065