SSDI & SSI: The Programs, the Prehearing Conference and Preparing the Claimant’s Testimony

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Course Description

This program was recorded on April 27th, 2017

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - An Overview of the Programs and Preparation for the Administrative Hearing.

This program provides an overview of the 5 step Sequential Evaluation Process for SSDI & SSI and explains the differences and commonalities of the programs. We provide an overview of the administrative process to applying for SSDI & SSI and outline practical case development and client preparation for the administrative hearing.



  • John-Paul Gustad
    John-Paul (J-P) Gustad represents SSDI and SSI clients in Washington, Oregon, California and in any state in which a claimant needs help. Gustad represents Veterans throughout the United States. With offices in both Seattle and Tacoma, Gustad effectively represents clients in the Puget Sound area with established professional relationships with hundreds of physicians and medical professionals. Gustad personally represents clients in Spokane, WA and Portland, OR and U.S. Veterans throughout the United States.

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    1. SSDI, SSI, and SSA – What are they?
    2. Calculation of Benefits
    3. Primary Insured Amount
    4. Date Last Insured
    5. Inflation
    6. Income and Asset Requirements
    7. SSA 5 step sequential evaluation process
    8. Prehearing Conference
    9. Purpose of the Hearing
    10. Preparing the Claimants Testimony
    11. What to do and what to avoid

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