PRESS RELEASE: Ground-Breaking Social Security Claims Success Improves Lives

Updated: Jan 13

New Benefits Access Support service ensures more residents access financial entitlements.



Long Beach, California – Help Me Help You (HMHY) launches new national Benefits Access Support service to extend expert social security claims enrollment assistance to the general public. This service will ensure more residents can access their greatly needed financial entitlements during the economic challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis.


After gaining record breaking success when providing free Social Security claims enrollment assistance via the SOAR program to homeless or those at risk of being homeless, HMHY recognized the growing need for their expertise to be extended nationwide to the public via the new Benefits Access Support services. The process to file for social security benefits is often overwhelming and time consuming, preventing many from receiving these life-changing benefits. “Statistically, individuals applying for benefits independently, are less than 40% successful, while HMHY Benefits Advocates maintain 80% success rate of all claims submitted,” said Ms. Washington, HMHY Executive Director.


Due to the current economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis, the toll of increasing stress and extended health issues, there has never been a more pertinent time for the public to access their social security financial entitlements. Many residents are not even aware that they may be entitled to thousands of dollars in financial support. Benefits Access Support offers a free case review to check eligibility on the HMHY website and clients don’t even need to leave their home to submit a benefit claim.


HMHY Benefits Advocates have already changed numerous lives for the better by helping individuals access their social security entitlements. One HMHY client who was homeless for two years, suffers from mental health issues and was unable to file a claim independently, finally experienced her life improve through HMHYs social security benefits service. “I felt helpless until I contacted HMHY and was matched with a Benefits Advocate who went above and beyond to do everything, resulting in an awarded claim within 6 months of filing. This gave me the financial security I needed to attain permanent housing, it changed my life,” said Gloria, HMHY client, Long Beach CA.


Some of the secrets to HMHYs Benefits Access Support service success include:

- Free case review to determine eligibility and needs

- Personal multi-lingual/Spanish speaking advocates to manage claims throughout the process

- Hands on service to go above and beyond, do all the work and ensure the best outcome

- No fee until the benefit claim is awarded - substantially reduced fee compared to other professionals.


Benefits Access Support advocates are available immediately to assist the enrollment process on (562) 612 5001 or individuals can commence the free case review at www.helpmehelpu.org/bas


Founded in 2004, Help Me Help You is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to uplifting the lives of homeless and low-income residents by increasing access to food, public benefits, economic security, affordable housing as well as providing Social Security Benefits enrollment assistance to the public. Each week Help Me Help You improves the lives for more than 1,000 residents in need.


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Media Contact:

Zina Washington, Executive Director, Help Me Help You

Tel: + 1-562-612-5001

Email: zina@helpmehelpu.org


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