Jan 28, 2014

Partial Layoffs At Allsup

     From the Belleville News-Democrat:
Belleville-based Allsup Inc. [which represents Social Security disability claimants, mostly at the behest of long term disability insurance companies] will reduce the number of hours some of its employees work as the Social Security Administration is witnessing fewer disability claims reviews, a spokeswoman said.
In a statement released Monday, Rebecca Ray, the company's director of corporate public relations, said the move will not mean layoffs and all employees will continue to receive health insurance benefits and retirement. But some employees' work weeks will be cut to fewer than 40 hours.
The number of hours cut will be specific to an individual's job and work load and may not be the same across the board.
Ray said the hours reduction will go into effect next month. She could not comment on how many of the company's 700 employees will be affected.

Read more here: http://www.bnd.com/2014/01/27/3025748/allsup-cutting-some-employees.html#storylink=cpy


Anonymous said...

Allsup blames the slow down of processing and awarding disability claims by SSA. This is definitely something that we're seeing in our practice. Our monthly fees fell off the table following the govt shutdown and they still haven't recovered. It's like SSA is still moving at half speed. Anyone else notice this trend? Any guess as to why this is and when things will return to "normal?"

Anonymous said...

@ 10:22

No overtime, still haven't replaced employees who left more than 2 years ago (i.e. no hiring), poor employee morale (no bonuses, more work).

However, some of Charles' other posts about monthly disbursement of attorney fees by SSA seems to counter your observations. Claims are still being paid at similar rates as they were before the shutdown.

Anonymous said...

My fees fell off in September before the shut-down, through October, November and most of December. I finally received several payments on December 18th. For the past several years I have noted that in many cases the Baltimore Payment Centers would only pay us around the 1st of the month and nothing the rest of the month. SSI fees were not involved in that situation because those fees are authorized locally. I have handled Social Security Disability cases for 35 years and have experienced many months when we were able to eat turkey. Recently, most of the months we only have feathers.