John Dreiser to Present for NBI on Social Security Disability

     On December 10, 2013, John Dreiser will be presenting in Knoxville, Tennessee, for National Business Institute (NBI) at a seminar titled “Social Security Disability Claims Today.”  The seminar will be eligible for six hours of CLE.  The agenda is as follows:

  1. SSDI Claim Procedure and Rules Update
    1. 5-Step Evaluation Procedure
    2. The Grids and Residual Functional Capacity
    3. How Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) is Now Used to Determine Benefits
    4. Recent Social Security Rulings (SSRs): Issued and Rescinded
    5. Application Checklist
    6. Reopening Old Applications – The Drummond Rule
  2. The Anatomy of Top Disability Claims
    1. Top 10 Disability Claims and the Anatomy and Pathology Behind Them
    2. Diagnosis and Treatment Options
    3. Medical Records vs. Impairment Listings – Diverging Terminology
    4. What to Look for in Medical Records and Diagnostic Tests
    5. Treating Physician vs. Consultative Exams
    6. HIPAA Compliance
  3. Evidence and Brief: Creating a 360° View of Claimant’s Impairment
    1. Developing the Record
    2. Determining and Amending the Onset Date
    3. Last Insured Date
    4. Creating and Explaining Prescription Medication History
    5. Uncovering Family History
    6. Photos as Evidence
    7. Using and Citing POMS, Fit and Impairment Listings to Support the Claim
    8. Using SSA’s Electronic Records Express (ERE) to Submit Records and Track Progress
    9. Sample Brief – What to Include and How to Organize it
  4. At the ALJ Hearing

    1. Illustrating Functional Limitations
    2. Using Lay Witnesses and Statements
    3. Using Medical Expert Evidence
    4. How to Question a Vocational Expert
    5. Direct Examination of the Claimant
    6. ALJ Judicial Discretion
    7. Building a Record for Appeal, Requesting On-the-Record Decisions
  5. Administrative Appeals
    1. Common Reasons for Unfavorable Decisions
    2. SSA Level
      1. Initial Denial Appeal: Timelines and Forms Submittals
      2. Reconsideration Denial: Timelines and Forms Submittals
    3. SSA Appeals Council
      1. Appeal or New Claim?
      2. SSR 11-1P Effect
      3. Obtaining a Hearing Transcript
      4. To Brief or Not to Brief?
      5. What to Do with New Evidence
      6. “Exceptions” Cases – Different Deadlines Apply
  6. Legal Ethics Compliance
    1. Attorney Fees when Multiple Lawyers Work on a Case
    2. Mental Capacity of Your Client
    3. Protecting Confidentiality in Electronic Communications
    4. Client Misconduct
    5. Handling Unfavorable Evidence
  7. DIB Offsets, SNTs and Taxation
    1. Annual Restatement of Eligibility under the ACA
    2. When and How are Disability Benefits Taxed?
      1. The Lump Sum Payment of Back-Due Benefits
      2. Future SSDI Benefits
    3. Unemployment Benefits and SSDI
    4. Coordination with Workers’ Comp Benefits
    5. Coordination with VA Benefits
    6. Other Offsets
    7. SNTs Reinvented in Light of ACA Changes

       For more information or to register, click here.

     If you need more information about a Social Security Disability/SSI matter, personal injury matter (car wreck, boating accident, slip and fall, etc.), EEOICPA claim, long or short-term disability, VA disability, or a workers compensation matter, please contact the Law Offices of Tony Farmer and John Dreiser for a free case evaluation.  We can be reached at (865) 584-1211 or (800) 806-4611, through Facebook, or through our website.  Our office handles claims throughout East Tennessee, including Knoxville, ChattanoogaKingsport, Bristol, Johnson City, Morristown, Maryville, Rogersville, Dandridge, Tazewell, New Tazewell, Jefferson City, Strawberry Plains, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Loudon, Kingston, Halls, Maynardville, Crossville, Cookeville, Jamestown, Sweetwater, Lenoir City, Athens, Oak Ridge, Clinton, LaFollette, Lake City, Jacksboro, Bean Station, Cosby, Newport, White Pine, Mosheim, Wartburg, Sunbright, Pigeon Forge, and Deer Lodge.


About farmerdreiser

Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, The Law Offices of Tony Farmer and John Dreiser provide comprehensive representation to injured victims throughout eastern Tennessee in personal injury, Social Security disability, and workers' compensation cases.
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