SSDI practitioners face a variety of cases daily, but patterns do emerge. We've focused this course on a handful of the highest-volume claims that go through the SSA. Explore unique tactics that work best for specific impairments, optimize your use of time, and tackle the toughest hearing and appeal issues. Prepare for the complex challenges the practice may throw at you. Register today!
Find helpful patterns in supporting cardio claims.
Make use of oft-overlooked mental health aspects of disability claims.
Discuss how chronic pain is viewed in claim evaluation.
Explore realistic ways of expediting claims.
Learn how to counter vocational testimony in specific types of claims.
Proving Musculoskeletal Claims
Heart and Circulatory Claims: Unique Considerations
Mental Health Elements of SSDI Claims, Including Depression and Anxiety
Expediting Claims: Requesting Fast Application Processing and Other Tactics
Addressing Pain and Prescription Medication Records
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.
Maeve 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. Ms. Pirt Meyer is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, State Bar of Wisconsin, and the Dane County Bar Association. She 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 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 both 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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