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Smart, Prepared and in the Way: How to Make it Hard for SSA to Deny Your Client's Disability Claim

This session will focus on ADLs, treatment, behaviors and character issues that are often seized upon to deny claims and reject medical evidence. It will address common beliefs that adjudicators rely upon to cast doubt on credibility of claimants and provider reports, how to anticipate them and counter them at hearings and attack them on appeal.
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Category:
Hearings |  Subjective Symptoms
Faculty:
Kevin Liebkemann |  Richard Weishaupt, Community Legal Services (PA)
Course Levels:
All Skill Levels
Duration:
1 Hour
Format:
Audio and Video

Description

This session will focus on ADLs, treatment, behaviors and character issues that are often seized upon to deny claims and reject medical evidence. It will address common beliefs that adjudicators rely upon to cast doubt on credibility of claimants and provider reports, how to anticipate them and counter them at hearings and attack them on appeal.

 

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Faculty

Kevin Liebkemann Related seminars and products: 4


Kevin Liebkemann is a 1991 Tulane Law School graduate who has represented adult and child Social Security Disability claimants for over 20 years.  He is currently Chief Counsel for Disability Rights at Legal Services of New Jersey. He handles Social Security cases from the ALJ level through the U.S. District Court and supervises attorneys handling hearings and appeals. Kevin is also in charge of the Veterans Legal Assistance Project and the Disability Rights Initiative at Legal Services of New Jersey.


Richard Weishaupt, Community Legal Services (PA) Related seminars and products: 2

Attorney

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia


Richard Weishaupt - is a Senior Attorney at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, one of the nation’s pre-eminent legal services programs, doing a combination of individual representation and an imposing array of sophisticated systemic advocacy, litigating over 50 class actions in his career and engaging in administrative and legislative advocacy including Social Security cases.  He is a graduate of Harvard Law School cum laude and Fordham University summa cum laude.  Richard successfully argued the landmark SSI case of Sullivan v. Zebley before the Supreme Court, described as the biggest judicial victory for poor people in the history of the Court and winning billions of dollars of benefits for disabled children. He is a nationally-recognized and published expert in Social Security and social welfare policy and law and is consulted by educators, advocates, government officials, and other policymakers.