Learn What Can Sink a Claim and How to Prevent/Fix It
Are you maximizing every opportunity to get an SSDI claim approved? This practical troubleshooting course will explore common mistakes at every step of the application and appeal process to help you identify weaknesses and correct course. Handle more cases faster and more effectively - register today!
Get a practical walkthrough of the electronic application and evidence submission process.
Clear up any questions regarding the claimant's employment history and past work attempts.
Effectively illustrate limitations of daily living activities and address questionable findings.
Hear the latest update on how the Grids are applied to determine benefits.
Power up your ALJ hearing presentation techniques with tips from the pros.
Tackle vocational expert findings head-on.
Prepare for a federal court appeal with an introduction to court rules and procedures.
Protect your professional reputation with practical guidance on handling harmful evidence and protecting confidentiality.
Social Security Disability Application Process and Client Intake Mistakes
ADL (Activities of Daily Living) and IADL (Instrumental ADL) Questionnaire
Problems in Proving Physical/Mental Impairment
Employment History and Vocational Skills/Training/Education Mistake
Briefs, ALJ Hearings, and Vocational Expert Examinations: What Can Go Wrong
Anne C. Hartwig is senior counsel with Hawks Quindel 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 with Gullett, Sanford, Robinson & Martin, PLLC, 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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