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The Nuts & Bolts of Representing a Client in Front of the Social Security Administration (SSA)

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Produced on June 16, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 5m
Difficulty Beginner

Course Description

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.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Review preliminary information regarding the criteria for disability under the Social Security Act
  2. Analyze and identify red flags and potential setbacks when taking a client
  3. Discuss successfully proven strategies that will help you win cases at initial and reconsideration levels
  4. Increase your chances for a favorable decision
  5. Analyze your client’s exhibit file
  6. Effectively prepare a client for direct testimony
  7. Draft an effective pre and post-hearing brief/memorandum

Credit Information

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Faculty

Jennifer B. Manger

Law Offices of Barbara B Comerford

Ms. Jennifer B. Manger is a graduate of Suffolk Law School. She has been a Senior Associate at the Law Offices of Barbara B. Comerford since December 2010. It is here that she exclusively handles SSD and SSI cases from the initial application to the Appeals Council level. Prior to joining the Law Offices of Barbara B. Comerford, Ms. Manger was the Law Editor at the New Jersey Law Journal. Ms. Manger also worked as an associate at a mid-sized Massachusetts-based disability law firm where she represented clients seeking disability benefits before the Social Security Administration. Ms. Manger is licensed to practice law in the states of New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts. Ms. Manger has spoken previously at a NOSSCR national conference and at the Bergen County Bar Association in NJ.


Jasmine C. Dickerson

Law Offices of Barbara B. Comerford

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.



Carlissa L. Prettyman

Law Offices of Barbara B. Comerford

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.



Reviews

JB
Jeanette B.

Very thorough.

EK
Edward K.

Presenters are knowledgeable. Presentation seemed rushed, a lot of information. I think this would have benefited from being an hour and a half course.

DM
Doreen M.

The presenters should try to avoid reading and give more examples.

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