Agenda

SOCIAL SECURITY SEMINAR

SPONSORED BY OAK CLINIC

FACILITATED BY FRED PONDER,
SSA EXECUTIVE (RETIRED)

Date: July 26
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Place: Akron, Ohio – Main Public Library

Today’s Theme

“An Educated Consumer is the Best Customer”

10:00 – 11:00: Introduction and Overview

  • SSA as an Organization; How to Navigate the Bureaucracy with a Focus on the “Nuances” of Disability Determinations/Decisions
  • Facts and Figures

11:10 – 12:10: The Application Process

  • Definition of Disability [Titles II and XVI (SSI) of the Social Security Act of 1935, as amended]
  • Legal Determination vs. Medical Determination
  • Disability Forms and Documents
  • Sequential Evaluation Process: Medical-Vocational Guidelines (confluence of functional limitations/residual functional capacity, age, education and past relevant work); and, Medical Listings

12:20 – 1:20 : Break

1:30 – 2:30 : Sequential Evaluation Process (continued)

  • Case Study – Multiple Sclerosis
  • How to Help SSA Make a Fair, Impartial, and Timely Decision

2:40 – 4:00 : Question and Answer Session

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