Practical Walkthrough of the Claim Process
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Do you have all the SSDI information and skills you need to effectively help clients who often can't help themselves? This practical claims and appeals walkthrough gives you actionable tools for proving specific impairment claims, using the strongest evidence, and navigating the SS ODAR electronic process like a pro. Get up to speed on the current rules and learn how to make the best of every interaction with an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). Order today!
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MELISSA A. BUCKLEY is the owner of Buckley & Buckley, LLC, where she practices in the area of Social Security disability law. Ms. Buckley is admitted to practice in Connecticut and before the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. She is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the New Haven Bar Association. Ms. Buckley is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR). She earned her B.A. degree from Yale University and her J.D. degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
DIANE M. SAUER has been providing representation to Social Security disability claimants for 39 years. Ms. Sauer has made many presentations to attorneys and paralegals on Social Security disability and related topics. She is a sole practitioner with Diane M. Sauer, Attorney at Law in Manchester, Connecticut, and limits her practice to the areas of Social Security disability insurance and Supplemental Security Income disability law. Ms. Sauer represents individuals at both the administrative and U.S. District Court levels. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) degree from the University of Illinois and her J.D. degree from the University of Iowa. Ms. Sauer belongs to the Connecticut Bar Association (Disability Section), Manchester Bar Association, Tolland County Bar Association, and the Windham County Bar Association. She is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR).
BENJAMIN M. SHAPIRO is an attorney with the Law Office of Ivan M. Katz, where his practice focuses on Social Security disability law. Mr. Shapiro is admitted to practice in Connecticut. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association (Social Security Disability Section). Mr. Shapiro earned his B.S. degree from Brandeis University and his J.D. degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law.
OLIA M. YELNER is the owner of the law firm Pirro & Church LLC, where her main areas of practice include Social Security disability, ODAR hearings, appeals council and Federal District Court for Social Security matters. Ms. Yelner is admitted to practice in Connecticut and before the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. She is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association. Ms. Yelner earned her B.S. degree from Sacred Heart University and her J.D. degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law. Ms. Yelner is a former adjunct professor at Lincoln College of New England, teaching various legal courses including insurance law, legal ethics and legal research and writing.
RUSSELL D. ZIMBERLIN is an attorney with Zimberlin Law LLC, where he represents claimants in veterans' disability, Connecticut state employee disability retirement, Social Security disability/SSI, and ERISA/Non-ERISA based long-term disability insurance plans. Mr. Zimberlin is admitted to practice in Connecticut and before the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He also practices before the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration. Mr. Zimberlin is a member of the Hartford County Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, and Manchester Bar Association. He earned his B.S. degree from Temple University and his J.D. degree from New England Law.
WINONA W. ZIMBERLIN is a member with Zimberlin Law LLC, where she practices in the areas of Social Security disability, education law, higher education law, special education, long-term disability, Connecticut state disability retirement and veterans' disability. Ms. Zimberlin is a frequent lecturer on education and disability topics. She is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association (Education Law, Disability Law, and Administrative Law sections), the Hartford County Bar Association (Education Law Committee), the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives and the National Organization of Veterans Advocates. Ms. Zimberlin serves as a small claims magistrate for the state of Connecticut. She is a former hearing officer for several Connecticut state agencies. Ms. Zimberlin earned her B.A. degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and her J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Western New England College School of Law.