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Social Security Disability: What Lies Ahead

Administrative Law CLE

Social Security Disability: What Lies Ahead

Live Webcast Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (ET)
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The Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) is one of the largest and highly important federal programs administered by the Social Security Administration which provides benefits and financial assistance to individuals who cannot work due to a physical disability. SSDI provides benefits to insured individuals through their contributions which are deducted from their earnings during employment.

In this Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent updates surrounding Social Security Disability Insurance. Speakers will also address the implications of the recent developments in social security benefits.

Key topics include:

  • Change in SSA’s “Treating Physician Rule”
  • Developing a consistent record
  • Building a case for appeal
  • Appealing to the Appeals Council
  • Filing an appeal in the Federal District Court

Who Should Attend

  • Legal Counsel
  • Paralegals
  • Social Workers
  • Disability Representatives
  • Accountants
  • Other Interested Individuals

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Lindsay F. Osterhout

Lindsay F. Osterhout
Managing Partner
Osterhout Berger Disability Law

Richard Grabow

Richard Grabow
Law Office of Richard B. Grabow, LLC

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Lindsay F. Osterhout, Managing Partner
Osterhout Berger Disability Law
  • Focusing on consistency of the record in a world without the treating physician rule.
  • Building the case for possible appeal.

Richard Grabow, Attorney
Law Office of Richard B. Grabow, LLC
  1. Should you appeal the ALJ decision?
    1. Does the file contain opinion evidence?
    2. What is their date last insured?
    3. Filing a new application while their AC action is pending.
    4. Standard of review
    5. Res judicata
    6. What are the chances of being granted at the AC level?
  2. Should you appeal the AC decision?
    1. Federal Actions are costly and time consuming--make sure there is a good claim and the client is interested in going forward
    2. Successful remands and reversals
    3. EAJA fees
    4. 406(b) fees

Lindsay F. Osterhout

Lindsay F. OsterhoutManaging PartnerOsterhout Berger Disability Law

A native of western Pennsylvania, Lindsay always knew she wanted to be involved in an area of law that helped others. She began her work helping individuals with disabilities while still in law school. As a student she participated in the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law Disability Law Clinic. The clinic allowed her to represent disability claimants in front of Social Security under the supervision of her professor. Additionally, while in law school, she worked at Berger and Green, a local firm supporting attorneys who handled disability claims. Following graduation, Lindsay continued her work at the firm for two years and began representing claimants once admitted into practice. She joined the practice with Karl Osterhout in 2007 and became a partner of the Osterhout Disability Law in 2010.

Richard Grabow

Richard GrabowAttorneyLaw Office of Richard B. Grabow, LLC

For the past 30 years, Richard Grabow has represented countless clients whose injuries have either temporarily or permanently prevented a return to work, including those who are compelled to apply for Social Security Disability. One of the focus areas of Richard's practice is representing the seriously injured worker who is applying for Disability and coordinating the seamless transition from Workman's Compensation to Disability in a manner most advantageous to the client. Richard is also a member of Sokolove Law, a nationwide Law Firm representing the interests of disabled individuals. Richard is Sokolove Law's representative for all Social Security Disability claims arising in Connecticut, and a member of its advisory panel. Richard has appeared and practiced in all of the State Courts of Connecticut, the local hearing offices in Hartford, New Haven and Springfield of the Social Security Administration, and in various probate and administrative courts. He also practices in the District Courts of Connecticut and has appealed in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.

Course Level:

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

   Basic Knowledge in Social Security

Course Code:

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credit:
   1.0 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Osterhout Berger Disability Law, focuses on representing clients who are seeking Social Security Disability (SSD), Short Term and Long Term Disability benefits. Additionally, the firm is one of three in the nation licensed in Federal District Courts in all 50 states. Karl Osterhout, Lindsay Osterhout and Erik Berger lead a team of top-notch attorneys and paralegals dedicated to fighting for the disabled. With offices in both Pittsburgh, PA and Jacksonville, FL, Osterhout Berger handles claims across most of the Eastern Seaboard. Over the past several decades, Osterhout Berger Disability Law has helped more than 30,000 people receive the benefits they deserve.

Website: https://www.mydisabilityattorney.com

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