Is Social Security Disability an option for me, my friend, my relative, or my patient?  Daniel Berger will describe what Administrative Law Judges, who decide cases for the Social Security Administration, look for when evaluating claims.  He will also discuss how the diagnosis of Lupus is considered.  

Attendee Takeaways:
•    Do I qualify for SSI or SSD?
•    Should I apply?
•    How to help someone qualify
•    When it is wise to have legal representation?
•    Am I able to work part time and collect SSD?
•    What to expect at a disability hearing
•    How does an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) review physician forms?
•    The type of health care coverage available for SSI or SSD

Who Should Attend?
•    Medical professionals  treating lupus patients
•    Relatives of people with lupus
•    Patients
•    Social Workers/Case Workers
•    People who stopped working because of lupus
•    People with lupus who are still working but are struggling

Disclaimer: As you know, lupus is a very individualized disease and only you and your doctor know your particular type of disease. This presentation is provided for educational and informational purposes and the Foundation is not engaged in providing medical advice or endorsing one treatment method over another. Before making any decisions, you should consult with your doctor.
Webinar Information
Date Presented:
March 27, 2014 12:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
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Social Security Disability - What People with Lupus Need to Know
Daniel Berger graduated from the New York University Law School in 1992, and has successfully represented thousands of Social Security Disability claimants helping them get their benefits since 1997.  For the past 16 years, he has focused his practice on representing the disabled before the Social Security Administration, in administrative hearings and in Federal Court. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, and admitted to the New York and New Jersey Bars. He worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, and is admitted to the Federal Courts of New Jersey along with the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.  He is a four-time finisher of the New York Marathon, and is the father of four children.
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