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A Primer on Social Security Disability Law

OnDemand Webinar (70 minutes)

Learn an overview of the administrative framework involved with Social Security disability claims.Competent law practices in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplement Security Income (SSI) involve administrative claims and Federal Court practice. An attorney needs to have a working knowledge of the Social Security regulations, case law, and rulings, in addition to internal regulations included in the HALLEX and POMS. An effective Social Security disability attorney needs expertise in the law and the nuts and bolts procedural issues necessary for an efficient and profitable office. This topic is designed for attorneys looking for an informative introduction to Social Security disability law and practical practice advice.

Authors

John P. Dreiser, Dreiser Law Group, PLLC

Agenda

Disability Programs and Available Benefits

• Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

- Insured Status

- Eligible Persons

• Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

The Definition and Medical Determination of Disability

• Definition of Disability

• Five-Step Sequential Evaluation Process

Steps of Administrative and Judicial Process

• Application or Initial Step

• 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

- Intake Issues

- Case Management

- Obtaining Evidence