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Disability Benefits Services Webinar Trainings

2021 DBS Webinar Series: 

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.

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About our Program & Webinars

Our mission is to help people understand and acquire Social Security disability benefits so they can improve their financial situation as well as their health. Our webinar series is designed to simplify Social Security's complex application process so an individual can successfully apply for benefits at the initial level without the need for representation

Resources Provided

1. A copy of the slides will be sent prior to each webinar.
2. Video recordings of each webinar are provided to all registered participants.
3. In addition to the Questions & Answers (Q&A) portion of the live webinar, a written Q&A will be provided following each webinar. This has the added benefit of allowing me to further research each question so I can provide accurate and concise information to everyone.

Candidates for this Training

Anyone assisting in or preparing for the SSA disability application process, including individuals applying for SSI/SSDI, families of individuals with disabilities, clinicians, case managers, advocates, and staff who provide services to individuals in need of accessing disability benefits.

Cost

For individuals: $30 per webinar or $150 for all 6 webinars. Group pricing is available for groups of six or more.  Contact Byron Kish at bkish@eastersealscolorado.org for more information.

Donations

Please consider donating to the DBS program at Easterseals Colorado. Social Security Disability can provide several hundred thousand dollars of benefits and insurance over a lifetime and can be a significant factor in preventing homelessness. We greatly appreciate donations that help us continue to provide these life altering services to those we serve. 

How to Register

Register online at bit.ly/dbs2021; or complete the 2021 registration form and return with payment by email (bkish@eastersealscolorado.org), fax (888.396.9836), or mail (Easterseals Colorado DBS, 393 S Harlan St, Suite 250, Lakewood, CO 80226). Payment can be made via credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover), check or money order (Please write DBS Webinars on the memo line).


Webinar #1: The SSA Disability Programs and Process

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 Application Forms

Instructs how, when, and where to submit SSA application forms and medical evidence

Teaches how you should complete the SSA 821 Work Activity Report, the SSA 3368 Adult Disability Report, and the SSA 827 Authorization to Release Information

Teaches the importance of the SSA 1696 Appointment of Representative form

Webinar #3: The Medical Eligibility Criteria

Teaches the medical criteria and the five-step determination process

Teaches how to use this information to explain how a person meets the medical criteria

Teaches what additional case development can improve the success of an application

Webinar #4: Transition from Child to Adult Disability

• Discusses child (SSI) and adult disability (SSI/SSDI) and the transition between them

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

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

• Discusses how parents and professionals, including, case workers, teachers, and doctors, can help support a disability 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 Work History report's questions

Provides important tips in filling out this report

Webinar #6: The SSA Adult Function Report

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

Further builds on strategies discussed in the Work History webinar and how to apply them to the Function Report

Highlights concepts, organization, and strategies particularly important to this form

Discusses common mistakes and how to avoid them in completing this form

Presenter

Byron J. Kish, Esq., Director of Disability Benefits Services, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and has over ten years of experience in the disability field at both the Social Security Administration (SSA) and as an attorney advocate at the initial level. His experience includes work as an Attorney Adviser for the SSA reviewing Administrative Law Judge decisions and assisting in fraud investigations. He currently works in the nonprofit field as an attorney advocate representing clients before the SSA where he’s maintained an 87.5% approval rate and average decision time of 144 days over the last few years. Byron currently serves as the Director of Disability Benefits Services and Colorado SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, & Recovery (SOAR) State Team Lead. In addition to representing clients, he trains and oversees SOAR advocates throughout Colorado, serves as a consulting expert to the national SOAR program and other organizations, 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.

Questions?

Please contact Byron Kish at bkish@eastersealscolorado.org or 303.515.1653.

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