3 Ways You’re Just Plain Wrong about SSDI Benefits

It’s time to stomp out the stigmas surrounding Social Security Disability Insurance. Let’s start with these three myths that too many people believe.

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Decades after the creation of this federal insurance, millions of Americans do not recognize the importance and value of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). And those who do, may feel significant embarrassment at the idea of applying for disability benefits when their dire financial situation demands it. The benefits offered by SSDI have helped millions of workers with disabilities, but lingering stigmas and myths have likely kept millions more from applying for these life-changing benefits due to feelings of shame and discomfort engendered by these negative connotations.

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Steven Perrigo, J.D.
Vice President, Allsup

Steve Perrigo, J.D., is Vice President, Sales and Account Management, for Allsup and has over two decades of experience and knowledge of the Social Security Administration (SSA) and its programs. He joined Allsup in August 2010 and helps clients understand their options when coordinating private disability insurance benefits with the Social Security program.  Prior to joining Allsup, Steve Perrigo spent 17 years with the SSA in various roles of increasing responsibility.