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This training will provide case managers with basic information about Social Security's disability benefit program. Topics to be covered will include basic descriptions of SSI and SSD programs and eligibility requirements, as well as an overview of how SSA determines disability. Also included will be information about the application process, strategies for developing strong applications, appeal rights and time limits for denied applications. Participants will learn how to help clients assemble the necessary documentation to successfully apply for Social Security's disability programs. By the end of this training participants will be able to differentiate between Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), interpret income and resource rules for SSI eligibility, explain how disability is determined by Social Security, assist clients with filing applications for benefits, help clients to develop and obtain medical records and other evidence in support of their applications and recognize time limits for filing appeals and help clients file timely appeals.

CLE credit is not available for this presentation.

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