Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits and Supplemental Security Income are two programs managed by the Social Security Administration for individuals that are unable to work due to a severe medical impairment that is going to last for a period of twelve months or more. However, obtaining these benefits can be a long and arduous process that extends years. This program will focus on strategies and methods for screening cases and winning cases at the initial, reconsideration, and hearing levels. The seminar will discuss how to prepare an initial application and give tips on how to draft a reconsideration and hearing appeal. It will also highlight tips for success at the Administrative Law hearing level, including outlining and reviewing the exhibit file, obtaining medical records, preparing the client for direct testimony, and drafting a persuasive pre-hearing and post-hearing memorandum.
Ms. Jasmine C. Dickerson is a graduate of New York Law School, where she was an International Associate of the Center for International Law. She is currently a Senior Associate at the Law Offices of Barbara B. Comerford specializing in Social Security Disability Benefits and ERISA disability cases. Prior to joining the Law Offices of Barbara B. Comerford, Ms. Dickerson worked as a judicial intern for Judge Maureen Mantineo in the Civil Law division of Hudson County Superior Court, where she conducted research and wrote memoranda pertaining to a wide variety of legal issues faced in civil court, ranging from contract settlements to municipal tort liability. Ms. Dickerson is licensed to practice law in the state of New Jersey. Mrs. Dickerson has spoken previously at a NOSSCR national conference and at the Bergen County Bar Association in NJ.
Ms. Carlissa L Prettyman is an associate at the Law Offices of Barbara Comerford. She has been with the firm since 2011. She specializes in Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income, and ERISA cases. She attended Rutgers Law School where she participated in the Child Advocacy Clinic. While there, she handled Child Supplemental Security Income cases, Special Immigration Juvenile Status cases, and was a Guardian ad Litem.
Presenters are knowledgeable. Presentation seemed rushed, a lot of information. I think this would have benefited from being an hour and a half course.
The presenters should try to avoid reading and give more examples.