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Social Security Disability: Proving Mental Impairment

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Social Security Disability: Proving Mental Impairment

Workshop Description/Agenda

Use the Mental Impairment Listings to Win Your Social Security Disability Case

When your client's disability comes from a mental impairment, you need a special set of tools to win a Social Security disability claim. This course will guide you through the Listing of Impairments and the Residual Function Capacity to find the path to qualification for mental illnesses and conditions. Our experienced faculty will show you how to cross-examine vocational witnesses, work with the administrative law judge, and handle other entities of the SSDI claims process to get the best outcome. Register today!

  • Learn how to use your client's IQ to prove listing 12.05.
  • Get strategies for handling the administrative law judge's hypothetical questions.
  • Understanding the abilities required by SSA POMS for all work, including unskilled.


Session Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Eastern
Presenter: Peter Casciano

  • Survey of Listings
  • Intelligence Quotient (IQ) - Can You Prove Listing 12.05?
    • The Flynn Effect
    • School Records
    • Deficits in Adaptive Functioning
  • Mental RFC Assessment Forms
    • Cross-Examination of Vocational Witness (Mental Impairments)
    • Stipulation to VE Qualifications
    • Use of the Government-Paid Expert to Help Prove Your Case/Hypotheticals, Questions About the World of Work
    • Trends in ALJ Questioning
    • Ways to Re-Work and Re-Ask the ALJ Hypothetical
  • Ask for CE Post-Hearing
  • Requesting Subpoena of Government CE Report Provider (Psychologist)
  • Ask ODAR to Develop Record if Client is Indigent
  • Survey of SSA POMs Regarding Abilities Required of All (Including Unskilled) Work

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for attorneys handling SSDI claims. Disability management specialists and paralegals will also benefit.

Additional Information

Training Provider: NBI, Inc.

Course Topics: Law Training > Health Care Law

Training Course Summary: Social Security Disability: Proving Mental Impairment

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Live Teleseminar Dates

MAR 19   11:00:00 TO 12:30:00 ET