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Disability Benefits Services Webinar Trainings

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Purpose of Our Webinars

Our webinars are designed to help families better understand the SSA’s federal disability programs and navigate the disability application process anywhere in the U.S. We have chosen six topics that are relevant to most individuals and families. You can find a brief description of each topic on the next page.

Resources Provided

1. A copy of the slides will be sent prior to each webinar.
2. Video recordings of each webinar are available to all registered participants.
3. A copy of the Q&A portion of the webinar will be provided following each webinar. This has the additional benefit of allowing me to further research each question so I can provide more accurate information and to allow participants who were unable to attend the live webinar to still benefit from the Q&A.

Candidates for this Training

Individuals applying for SSI/SSDI, families of individuals with disabilities, clinicians, case managers, advocates, and staff who provide direct services to individuals who are in need of accessing SSI/SSDI disability benefits.


For individuals, $20 per webinar or $100 for all 6 webinars.  We also offer group pricing if an organization would like to make this available to a group of clients and/or their staff.  Please contact Byron Kish at bkish@eastersealscolorado.org for more information.

How to Register

Simply register and pay online via credit card HERE OR fill out this registration form and return with payment via fax to 888.396.9836, email to bkish@eastersealscolorado.org, or post, Attn: Byron Kish, Easterseals Colorado, 393 S Harlan St, Suite 180, Lakewood, CO 80226. Payment can be made via credit card (Visa or Mastercard), check or money order (Please write DBS Webinars on the memo line).

You can register for ONE single webinar or an entire 6-week webinar series.

*PLEASE NOTE: Even though a webinar date has passed, you may still register to receive a webinar recording by contacting Byron Kish at bkish@eastersealscolorado.org

Webinar #1: The Basics of SSI and SSDI

Learn the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) definition of disability and its importance

Emphasizes why working can be good for you and your disability case

Teaches the similarities and differences between Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Discusses the application process, how & where to apply, and the time frame

Webinar #2: The SSA Forms 3368, 827, & 1696

Teaches how the SSA uses the SSA 3368 Adult Disability Report to develop your case and what information you should include in this document

Teaches the importance of the SSA 827 Authorization to Disclose Information to the SSA

Teaches the importance of the SSA 1696 Appointment of Representative form

Webinar #3: The Medical Eligibility Criteria

Teaches the medical criteria for determining disability

Examines the SSA’s definition of disability and the five-step determination process

Emphasizes how to develop a stronger case to get approved quicker without an attorney

Webinar #4: Transition from Childhood to Adult Disability

• Compares childhood disability (SSI) with adult disability (SSI/SSDI) 

• Explains the importance of disabled adult child (DAC) benefits

• Teaches how to plan for disability issues that arise with transition age youth/adults

• Discusses the important role of a caseworker or family member in an application

Webinar #5: The SSA Work History Report

Provides information on how to properly complete the SSA’s Work History Report

Walks you through the report and explains what questions mean in simple terms

Provides a strategy to answering the reports questions

Provides important tips in filling out this report

Webinar #6: The SSA Adult Function Report

Discusses the importance of the Adult Function Report and how to complete it

Walks you through the report and explains what questions mean in simple terms

Highlights concepts particularly important to this form

Provides organization and strategy to improve your chances of a successful application


Byron J. Kish, Esq., SOAR State Lead, Advocate, & Trainer

Byron Kish is an attorney with over 7 years of experience in the disability field.  From August 2010 to January 2013, he worked as an Attorney Adviser for the SSA reviewing Administrative Law Judge decisions and assisting in fraud investigations.  In June 2013, he began working for Colorado DBS.  At DBS, he worked 3 years as an SSI/SSDI, Outreach, Access, & Recovery (SOAR) certified advocate, 2 years as the supervising trainer, 1.5 years as the supervisor for the Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI) grant, and 9 months as the Interim Operations Manager.  In 2017, DBS merged its program into Easterseals Colorado, where Byron currently works as a Trainer, Disability Advocate, and as the State Lead for SOAR in Colorado.  As the SOAR State Lead, he trains and oversees the SOAR advocates throughout Colorado, serves as a consulting expert to the national SOAR program, and collaborates with the SSA and DDS to ensure a quality and efficient disability adjudication process.  His diverse background will help you understand how the SSA reviews an application, how to advocate for others, and how to avoid the common mistakes made by many advocates and claimants.


Please contact Byron Kish at (303) 515-1653 or email bkish@eastersealscolorado.org

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