This topic will explore the process of helping a claimant from the initial stages of the disability application process up to and including the hearing. It will discuss the general steps – and pitfalls – while the initial claim is pending. It will explore ways to be an effective advocate at the beginning of the claim. It will discuss reconsideration and issues unique to this stage of the appeal. Lastly, it will address the proper steps and considerations in preparing for a hearing and ensuring that the claimant is ready to offer clear, concise testimony.
1 general CLE hour