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Full Seminar DescriptionYour Skills Make All The Difference. As a professional who handles disability claims, you know better than anyone how confusing the maze of Social Security regulations is - and how often the laws change. But it's essential you stay up to date. Your knowledge of the laws and the entire hearing process could mean the difference between your clients getting the benefits they rightfully deserve - or getting denied. Get the knowledge necessary to handle every challenge and legal risk before and during the hearing process in order to improve your value and success throughout the process. Effectively represent clients with an introduction to disability 'basics.' Avoid the legal pitfalls that threaten your ability to secure a favorable ruling with a thorough update on current laws and findings. Effectively navigate the hearing process and turn roadblocks into wins. This seminar is a one-day investment that will pay for itself many times over through better pre-trial hearing planning and preparation, improved performance at administrative law judge hearings and increased ability to tackle special issues with greater skill and confidence. Fee per person: $369
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Your Skills Make All The Difference
As a professional who handles disability claims, you know better than anyone how confusing the maze of Social Security regulations is - and how often the laws change. But it's essential you stay up to date. Your knowledge of the laws and the entire hearing process could mean the difference between your clients getting the benefits they rightfully deserve - or getting denied.
Get the knowledge necessary to handle every challenge and legal risk before and during the hearing process in order to improve your value and success throughout the process. Effectively represent clients with an introduction to disability "basics." Avoid the legal pitfalls that threaten your ability to secure a favorable ruling with a thorough update on current laws and findings. Effectively navigate the hearing process and turn roadblocks into wins. This seminar is a one-day investment that will pay for itself many times over through better pre-trial hearing planning and preparation, improved performance at administrative law judge hearings and increased ability to tackle special issues with greater skill and confidence.
- Should you accept or decline representation? How to decide.
- Prepare clients to testify for best results at the trial.
- Stay alert and avoid costly errors when calculating benefits.
- Forge solid relationships with your clients so you can prevent ethical questions down the line.
- Skillfully handle expert witnesses - yours and your opponent's - and get the results you want.
- Could there be remedies available under ERISA? Find out here.
- Sidestep legal landmines when litigating childhood disability claims.
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY PRIMER
- Introduction to Social Security Disability Appeals Levels
- The Sequential Evaluation Process
- Highlights of Recent Changes to the Social Security Disability Program
- Significant Rulings
- Types of Disability Cases
- Definitions of Abbreviations and Acronyms
- Medical and Vocational Issues (Including Use of the "GRID")
- Resources You Need to Know About
PRE-HEARING PREPARATION AND ANALYSIS
- Making the Decision to Accept or Decline Representation
- Gathering Medical and Other Essential Evidence
- Obtaining Reports and Interrogatories
- Social Security File Documentation
- Filing the Claim
- Preparing Your Client to Testify
- Practice Tips for Establishing the Claim
- Sample Forms and Letters
HOW TO SUCCEED AT THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE HEARING
- Tips for Working With the Local Hearing Office
- Creating a Practical Hearing Checklist
- How to Handle Expert Witnesses - Yours and Social Security's
- Rules for Submitting Evidence
- Documenting and Presenting Medical and Vocational Evidence
- Handling Difficulties During the Hearing
- Tactics for Securing a Favorable Ruling
ETHICAL ISSUES IN SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY PRACTICE
- Conflicts of Interest
- Attorneys' Fees
- The Importance of Confidentiality
- The Attorney/Client Relationship
SPECIAL ISSUES IN THE SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY CASE
- Litigating a Childhood Disability Case
- Nondisability Issues Arising From Disability Claims
- Veteran's Administration Issues
- The Relationship Between Medicare and Social Security
- What is Social Security Disability Relation to Other Ongoing Cases?
- Calculation of Benefits
- Effects of Receiving Social Security Benefits on Other Recoveries
Who Should AttendThis basic level seminar is designed for attorneys, Social Security disability representatives, social workers, elder law attorneys, new attorneys, paralegals and other professionals who want to maximize the Social Security disability benefits their clients receive.
Registration: 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Start: 9:00 a.m.
Stop: 4:30 p.m.
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