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SSD Hearings: Proving Mental Impairment


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 93 minutes
Recorded Date: April 10, 2018
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Agenda

  • Listing 12.00
  • 5 Point Rating of Mental Impairment
  • SSA Rules to Know
  • Mental Demands of Unskilled Work
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Waxing/Waning
  • Failure to Submit to Treatment
  • Stability
  • Reliance on Subjective Symptoms
  • Substance Abuse/Mental Disorder
  • Substance Abuse Issues
  • Trauma/Stressor-Related Disorders
  • GAF's
Runtime: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Recorded: April 10, 2018

Description

Our experts will provide an overview of the Social Security Administration's recent mental impairment listings, highlighting significant changes; discuss the evidence needed to support a claim; offer tips for cross-examining vocational witness; and provide strategies for handling the Administrative Law Judge's hypothetical questions.

Approximately a quarter of applicants for Social Security disability list mental illnesses or impairments as their primary impairment. Proving that a client's mental impairment is severe enough to prevent him or her from working is challenging.

This program was April 10th, 2018.

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Panelists

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Michael Wolchansky

Managing Attorney
Law Office of Michael Wolchansky

Michael attended undergraduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and graduated in 2002 where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Personal Finance. He received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco and obtained Certificates of Specialization in Public Interest and Intellectual Property Law. He has been practicing law since 2006 and has worked at small firms, federal and non-profit organizations.

Michael co-authored AB830 which added civil damages for violence based on gender equality and gender expression. This legislation was signed by Governor Jerry Brown in August 2015.

In addition to managing The Law Office of Michael Wolchansky, he is a senior Staff Attorney at the Homeless Action Center in Oakland, California where he specializes in public benefits programs.

He is admitted to practice in the State of California, United States District Court Northern District of California, United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Veterans Administration and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

He volunteers with the San Francisco Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Program, AIDS Legal Referral Panel and the National Veterans Legal Services Program-Pro-Bono Veterans Consortium.

Michael also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Non Profits: Groundswell Institute and Spectra Project. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of: California Conference of Bar Associations; Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom Foundation, Pride Law Fund and American Constitution Society and was the founder and inaugural president of the Golden Gate University Chapter of the American Constitution Society. ?

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Meredith Marcus

Attorney
Daley Disability Law

Meredith E. Marcus received her undergraduate degree from Connecticut College and her J.D. from John Marshall Law School, graduating cum laude. Prior to joining Daley Disability Law, P.C., Ms. Marcus worked for a plaintiff’s personal injury and medical malpractice firm. She currently focuses on Social Security disability at all levels of review including district and appellate court levels. Ms. Marcus also concentrates her practice in the area of ERISA/employee benefits, individual insurance matters as well as vaccine injury litigation.

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Hon. Jodi B. Levine

Administrative Judge
(ODAR) Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

The Honorable Jodie Levine is the Administrative Judge at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) in Oklahoma City.


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