Handling SSI SSDI Claims by MikeCallan

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Handling SSI & SSDI Claims
New developments and new implications
Why attend?                                                                                          FACULTY
Social security disability programs continue to be a major source of cash and health benefits for    Raymond A. Cebula III, Esq., Chair
individuals with disabilities. However, dealing with a large federal agency can be daunting and      Haverhill
overwhelming for an unrepresented claimant.                                                          Mark L. Bronstein, Esq.
  The program begins with an overview of the two disability programs administered by the             Newton
Social Security Administration. Our panel of experts discusses the administrative appeals process,   Jane Eden, Esq.
upcoming changes to the appeals process, when your intervention can be most effective, how to        Eden, Rafferty, Tetreau & Erlich, Worcester
prepare for hearing, how best to deal with medical and vocational experts, and how to proceed        Ronald B. Eskin, Esq.
through the federal court process. Finally, our panel discusses the best approach to handling fees   Lowell
and offsets. Join this interactive discussion with your own tips and questions.                      Linda L. Landry, Esq.
                                                                                                     Senior Attorney, Disability Law Center,
You will learn…                                                                                      Inc., Boston
  The current disability standards for adults and children                                           Hon. Carol A. Sax
  How the social security appeals process works and where and when you can be most effective         Social Security Administration Hearings
                                                                                                     and Appeals Office, Boston
  How to deal with vocational information and experts
  How to plan and structure an SSDI recipient’s workers’ compensation claim                          BOSTON
  How to prepare a fee request that will be approved                                                 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.,
  Tips from the decision makers                                                                      Wednesday, July 29, 2009
                                                                                                     MCLE Conference Center,
Agenda and written materials                                                                         10 Winter Place, via Winter Street
                                                                                                     Program No. 2090519P01
  Introduction to SSDI and SSI
 Interactive Appeals Process Panel Discussion                                                          4    Substantive Credits
  Assistance at application and appeal levels; Examination of experts; Preparing for hearing
  and appeals
 Fees and Offsets                                                                                    TUITION includes written materials
 “Ask the Experts” Q&A Session                                                                        MCLE Sponsor Members . . . . . . .$175
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                                                                                                           Audio CD
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