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SSDI Claims, Appeals and Hearings: 2021 Paralegal's Guide

  • 12/18/2020
  • 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Webcast

REGISTER: https://ipe.nbi-sems.com/ProductDetails/SSDI-Claims-Appeals-and-Hearings-2021-Paralegals-Guide/Video-Webinar/89184ER_3147073?st=WA&pt=1

Program Description

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.

Who Should Attend

This intermediate level course will allow attendees to effectively navigate their way through the Social Security disability process. Those who should attend include:

  • Paralegals
  • Legal Technicians
  • Legal Assistants
  • Legal Support Staff

Course Content

  1. SSDI Representative Rules Update and Recent Claim Trends
  2. Obtaining Representative Authorization With the SSA
  3. Claim Evaluation: Establishing Disability Timeline, Identifying Weaknesses, Forming a Strategy
  4. Initial Application, E-Folder and Supporting Documentation
  5. Medical Records, Opinion Evidence, and Reporting Referrals
  6. Tackling Requests for Reconsideration
  7. Request for Hearing and Brief: What to Include, How to Frame the Case
  8. ALJ Hearing Tactics
  9. Vocational Expert Approaches
  10. Federal Court Appeal and Representative Fee Issues
  11. Paralegal Ethics

Washington State Paralegal Association
19540 International Blvd., Ste. 105
SeaTac, WA 98188

206.653.7259

info@wspaonline.org 

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