ERIC Number: ED124690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Representation at a Social Security Hearing: Focus on Disability: Advocate's Handbook.
Donnelly, Terrence M.; Villmoare, Edwin
The handbook is part of a series on legal services for the elderly which can be provided by senior citizens functioning as paralegals. It is designed to teach paralegals to represent claimants at a Social Security administrative hearing. The handbook is designed to serve the following purposes: (1) to present major legal concepts governing the determination of disability under the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) and the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI); (2) to serve as a resource and reference manual on primary legal sources, the statute and regulations; (3) to explain the Social Security administrative appeals process; and (4) to present concrete suggestions for effective representation of clients at Social Security administrative hearings. The guidelines follow the sequence that an actual case would encounter, as follows: (1) summary of disability laws, (2) the appeals process, (3) the advocate's role prior to a hearing, (4) the advocate's role during a hearing, and (5) the advocate's role after a hearing. Appended materials include a bibliography and resource list, advocate's checklist for disability cases, chart of process for initial application determination of OASDI/SSI disabilities, and selected forms for OASDI/SSI disability programs. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Rural Legal Assistance, San Francisco.
Note: For related documents, see CE 007 231-235. The film which accompanies this course can be rented from the California Rural Legal Assistance Office, Senior Citizens Program, 942 Market Street, Suite 606, San Francisco, California 94102