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In-Person Program

Handling SSI & SSDI Claims

New developments and new implications

Tuesday, 8/2/2011, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston
4.5 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits
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Product Description

Social security disability programs continue to be a major source of cash and health benefits for individuals with disabilities. However, dealing with a large federal agency can be daunting and overwhelming for an unrepresented claimant.

The program begins with an overview of the two disability programs administered by the Social Security Administration. Our panel of experts discusses the administrative appeals process, upcoming changes to the appeals process, when your intervention can be most effective, how to prepare for hearing, how best to deal with medical and vocational experts, and how to proceed through the federal court process. Finally, our panel discusses the best approach to handling fees and offsets. Join this interactive discussion with your own tips and questions.

You will learn...

  • The current disability standards for adults and children
  • How the social security appeals process works and where and when you can be most effective
  • How to deal with vocational information and experts
  • How to plan and structure an SSDI recipients workers compensation claim
  • How to prepare a fee request that will be approved
  • Tips from the decision makers

Agenda and written materials

  • Introduction to SSDI and SSI
  • Interactive Appeals Process Panel Discussion Assistance at Application and Appeal Levels; Examination of Experts; Preparing for Hearing and Appeals
  • Fees and Offsets
  • Vocational Considerations
  • How to Prepare for the Hearing and Beyond
  • The Impact of Other Benefits and FeesWhats New at ODAR
  • "Ask the Experts" Q&A Session

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Mark Bronstein, Esq., Law Office of Mark Bronstein, Newton
Jane Eden, Esq., Eden, Rafferty, Tetreau & Erlich, Worcester
Ronald B. Eskin, Esq., The Law Office of Ronald B. Eskin, PC, Lowell
Hon. Carol A. Sax, US/HHS/Social Security Administration/ Hearings & Appeals Office, Boston



  • $225
  • $195 MCLE Sponsor Members
  • $145 New lawyers admitted to law practice after 2006, pending admittees and law students
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