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SSI & SSDI Basics (November 30, 2016)

  • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: MLRI, MCLE
  • MCLE Conference Center
  • Source: Massachusetts > MassProBono
  • Public Benefits

Social Security disability programs continue to be a major source of cash and health benefits for individuals with disabilities. However, dealing with a large federal agency can be daunting and overwhelming, especially for an unrepresented claimant.

The program begins with an overview of the two disability programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), with emphasis on eligibility requirements and procedures, including basic disability eligibility standards and non-disability issues such as income, resources, and non-citizen criteria.

An explanation of the new evidence submission rules starts the afternoon session, followed by an overview of the appeals process for disability applications.

Concluding the program is a review of certain post-entitlement issues, with special emphasis on work incentives and overpayments.

The training is for legal services advocates, lawyers in private practice who are thinking of representing clients before SSA, social and health workers, and community activists.

Participants will receive detailed training materials.


  • Legal Services Attorneys and Non Lawyer Advocates ....$25
  • All Others ....$95


  • Linda L. Landry, Esq., Disability Law Center, Inc., Boston
  • Svetlana Uimenkova, Esq., Disability Law Center, Inc., Boston

For more information or to register, go to MCLE's website, Note: When registering on MCLE website, be sure to select your program fee "Category" in the drop down menu. Click "Update" for adjusted course fee.