Social Security: What You Need to Know for Disability

Erin Thompson | September 22 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM | Room 3020

Come to this session to learn how to navigate the disability program. Many survivors of trafficking may qualify for disability to for mental/emotional conditions or physical conditions. What is the basic definition of disability? This will be a great opportunity to learn how to help your clients with the process, and have a better understanding of what to expect. Who qualifies? What is the difference between SSI and Social Security? Can my client’s case be expedited? Is everyone denied the first time? What do people need to file for benefits? How do you file an appeal, and do you need an attorney? These are just some of the questions Social Security will answer. This session should help streamline the process so you can better help a friend, a client, a loved one, or even yourself. Social Security will also demonstrate how to access your own account online through Social Security’s website, and what a client will be eligible for.

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