I have had CFS for about 4 years and finally had to leave my job on disability in August 2007. Last August 2008 my LTD insurance company told me they were going to basically make me apply for SSDI, and that they had contacted Allsup about handling my application. To make a long story short, after a SS exam in January, I received notification a couple of weeks ago that my application was approved. I was sure I was going to be denied at least initially, and that the process would take much longer, so I was pleasantly surprised when I got approved. I can't recommend Allsup highly enough, definitely over hiring an attorney. They really know their stuff.