FUMS 024 – Social Security Disability Benefits & MS

Mary Dale Walters

FUMS 024 – Social Security Disability Benefits & MS

This episode features an interview with Mary Dale Walters, the Senior Vice President of Strategic Communications at Allsup – a company specializing in providing disability services. For over 30 years, the company has successfully helped more than 300,000 individuals receive their Social Security Disability benefits.

Learn and understand the process of filing and qualifying for disability insurance.

This episode features an interview with Mary Dale Walters, the Senior Vice President of Strategic Communications at Allsup – a company specializing in providing disability services. For over 30 years, the company has successfully helped more than 300,000 individuals receive their Social Security Disability benefits.

In this episode, she will walk us through a large number of resources and relevant information necessary to have a clearer understanding of the application process for Disability Insurance and other benefits.

She advises us to be specific in addressing our needs when applying for disability benefits. “It’s not that you have a disability, it’s that you can’t work because of your disability.”

In this episode we discuss:

  • What is Social Security Disability Insurance?
  • Why is it important to apply?
  • Private Disability Insurance vs. Government Disability Insurances
  • Long-term vs. Short-term Disability Insurance
  • How to qualify for Disability Insurance
  • Does having Multiple Sclerosis automatically qualify you to receive disability payments?
  • Proving and convincing an Insurance company of an invisible illness or symptom that inhibits your ability to work.
  • Receiving disability payments while working
  • The payout. How much and how often.
  • Duration of Disability Insurance
  • Online references to determine if you’re qualified to apply for a disability insurance benefit.

Resources mentioned in this episode (clickable links):

Where to find Mary Dale Walters:

Mary Dale Walters – Truehelp

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