BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois-based company that represents those with disabilities in dealings with government programs has announced it is laying off 90 of its roughly 600 workers.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports Belleville-based Allsup Inc. announced the job cuts Thursday.

The privately-held company says in a statement it "is making necessary changes in its business so it may adapt to continued trends within the Social Security disability program and other factors."

Thirty-year-old Allsup provides assistance to those seeking Social Security and veterans disability benefits, as well as Medicare services.

Information from: Belleville News-Democrat

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