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Social Security Law Basics

OnDemand Webinar (89 minutes)

Learn the fundamentals of social security law and how to determine if your client qualifies.

A successful and profitable Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplement Security Income (SSI) law practice involves efficiently handling administrative claims, as well as competently handling claims at the federal court level. An attorney needs a working knowledge of the social security regulations, case law, social security rulings, in addition to internal regulations included in the HALLEX and POMS. Like most areas of practice, an effective social security disability attorney needs expertise both in the law, but in the nuts-and-bolts procedural issues necessary for an efficient and profitable office. This topic is aimed at helping attorneys gain a broad view of everyday issues encountered in a social security disability law practice.


John P. Dreiser, Law Offices of Tony Farmer & John Dreiser


Disability Programs and Available Benefits

• Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

• Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

The Definition and Medical Determination of Disability

• Definition of Disability

• Five Step Sequential Evaluation Process

• Three Step Sequential Evaluation Process for Childhood SSI Claims

Steps of Administrative and Judicial Process

• Application

• Reconsideration

• Hearing Before an Administrative Law Judge

• Appeals Council

• Federal Court

Other Important Issues

• Attorney Fees

• Evidence

• SSDI/SSI and Other Benefit Programs

• Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs)

• Overpayments

• Source of Law

• Regulation and Law Updates

• Ten Common Reasons a Hearing or Court Appeal May Be Lost

• Office/Practice Considerations