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 claimsreviews, 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.