Say on Top of Current SSA Procedures, Evidence Submission Rules, and More
Obtaining disability benefits is a long and arduous process. The rules keep changing: from medical opinion evidence and e-folder documentation to scheduling and hearing procedures. This essential course will give you the current information you need to help clients get the much-needed benefits. Register today!
Learn how to effectively assess claims.
Walk through the best practices for establishing the claimant's disability timeline.
Review application and filing procedure essentials.
Get effective pre-hearing and hearing tactics.
SSDI Representative Rules Update and Recent Claim Trends
Federal Court Appeal and Representative Fee Issues
Obtaining Representative Authorization With the SSA
Claim Evaluation: Establishing Disability Timeline, Identifying Weaknesses, Forming a Strategy
Initial Application, E-Folder and Supporting Documentation
Medical Records, Opinion Evidence, and Reporting Referrals
Tackling Requests for Reconsideration
Request for Hearing and Brief: What to Include, How to Frame the Case
This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for certification and recertification continuing legal education requirements for paralegals and legal assistants. Certification areas: Civil Trial Law
Anne C Hartwig is an attorney with Becker Law Office, S.C., where she has extensive administrative law experience, public benefits (Medicaid and Medicare) experience and special education experience. She practices in the areas of colleges and universities, public schools, disability, domestic violence and neglect, ethics, mental health, and Social Security (disability, retirement, and survivors benefits). Ms. Hartwig also was managing attorney at LAW, Inc., where she practiced family law and healthcare law. She was a visiting professor at Temple Law School in Philadelphia and taught healthcare regulation, finance, and bioethics. Ms. Hartwig has done extensive research and writing in the area of bioethics and aggression. She is a member of the Ethics Committee at Meriter Hospital in Madison, and the Progressive Community Services, Inc. Board. Ms. Hartwig earned her B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; her J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School; and her Ph.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Amanda Pirt Meyer is an attorney with Haskins Short & Brindley LLC, where she focuses her practice on Social Security disability law, probate law, guardianship law, trust administration, and special needs trusts. Ms. Pirt Meyer has a background in health insurance and science, and began her legal career by practicing personal injury law. She has previously presented on the intersection of probate and personal injury law. She is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, State Bar of Wisconsin, and the Dane County Bar Association. Ms. Pirt Meyer earned her B.S. degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her J.D. degree from Marquette University Law School.
Grayson Smith Cannon is an attorney in the Gallatin firm of Phillips & Ingrum, where her main areas of practice are Social Security, domestic relations law, family law, and probate. She has previously lectured on Social Security disability matters for National Business Institute. Ms. Smith Cannon has also lectured on Social Security issues, wills and estates, and probate before the public and other attorneys. She is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, Lawyers Association for Women, and the Tennessee and Nashville bar associations. Ms. Smith Cannon earned her B.A. degree from Rhodes College and her J.D. degree from Nashville School of Law.
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