“Bringing the Five-Month Waiting Period for SSDI Benefits to an End…”

This week, Mike and Jeremy talk to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island to look back on the passage of the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act, which ended the five-month waiting period for people with ALS to access Social Security Disability Insurance.

To learn more about the role ALS advocates played in getting the ALS Disability Insurance Access Act passed, go to https://www.als.org/blog/als-disability-insurance-access-act

To become an ALS advocate, go to https://als.quorum.us/register/

To revisit our earlier conversation with Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, go to https://www.connectingals.org/episodes/digging-into-the-act-for-als

Keep up with The ALS Association’s legislative priorities at https://www.als.org/advocacy/our-priorities

This episode was produced by Garrett Tiedemann and is brought to you by The ALS Association’s national office and the Association’s Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota Chapter