Lisa Herring joins the podcast to discuss her experience using Convene to offer services to veterans seeking Social Security and disability benefits. She emphasizes the value of Convene in building a supportive community for entrepreneurs and highlights the benefits of her course and the discussion board, where veterans can ask questions and share their experiences anonymously.
Helping veterans navigate the Social Security Disability system.
Lisa is a Marine Corps mom and wife who understands the challenges veterans face in admitting they need help due to the military’s culture of “suck it up” and “shut up.” Lisa emphasizes the importance of veterans acknowledging their struggles to access Social Security Disability benefits, which can be challenging due to the different rules and expectations compared to VA benefits. Her motivation comes from wanting to provide hope and support to veterans, knowing that many of them have lost hope and self-worth. Everyone has value, even if they are disabled.
The conversation focuses on the difficulties veterans encounter in seeking Social Security Disability benefits and the mindset shift needed to overcome these challenges. The importance of veterans acknowledging their issues and providing evidence for their claims is a recurring theme, and societal and cultural factors contribute to the reluctance of veterans to seek help.
Topics discussed include:
- Differences Between Social Security Disability and VA Compensation: The discussion highlights the distinctions between Social Security Disability and VA compensation. While VA compensation is based on service-connected disabilities, Social Security Disability considers any condition that affects an individual’s ability to work.
- Challenges Veterans Face: Veterans often rely on the list of service-connected disabilities provided by the VA when applying for Social Security Disability. However, not all disabilities recognized by the VA are eligible for Social Security Disability benefits, and the two systems have different criteria.
- Veterans Misunderstanding the Process: Many veterans may misunderstand the application process and have unrealistic expectations about their eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits. This can lead to confusion and disappointment when they receive denial letters.
The SSDI Insider Secrets community provides general education on Social Security Disability, dispelling common myths and misconceptions. It aims to assist veterans and others in understanding the process and their rights.
The community offers a course specifically designed for veterans, with a free 20-minute consultation provided before purchase. The course aims to simplify the application process and offers additional resources beyond Social Security Disability information. Before granting access to the course, Lisa pre-qualifies individuals to ensure they are eligible to apply for Social Security Disability. Onboarding includes providing information and support to help users navigate the Convene platform. The course is divided into modules or experiences, covering topics such as terminology, conditions, and important details about Social Security Disability benefits. It offers a comprehensive education for participants.
Learn more about the SSDI INSIDER SECRETS Community.