--- government law - social security and ssi
--- course production date: 3/18/2017
--- presented by DOUGLAS GREENE

This CLE course covers the basic disability and nondisability requirements of social security disability and supplemental security income.
“Types of Programs” section includes the nondisability requirements of both SSD and SSI including fully insured status, quarters of coverage, disability insured status, and income and resources.
“Appeals” section covers the stages of appeal before the Social Security Administration and the chances of success at each stage nationally.
“The legal standards of disability” section covers the definition of disability that has become the five step sequential evaluation.
“The Representation” section covers how much representation costs and how representatives can get paid by the Social Security Administration.

Key course points are:
• Learn the basics of Practicing Social Security Disability Law.
• Learn how to issue spot when their clients might be eligible for benefits.
• Learn how to get paid by the Social Security Administration.
• Learn about how the appeal's process works for the Social Security Administration.
• Learn what to expect in an Administrative Law Judge Hearing.

--- presented by DOUGLAS GREENE

Douglas M. Greene, Esq has a decade of experience as a disability law attorney. He entered private practice full time in February 2016 after he left the Social Security Administration's Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. Doug has presented several legal education classes on disability topics since entering private practice.

While with the Social Security Administration, he served as a Supervisory Attorney Advisor in both the Newark and South Jersey Hearing Offices. In July of 2011, he was promoted to senior attorney advisor for the Jersey City hearing office. Doug has given many trainings as a senior attorney in Jersey City, and has led many discussion groups on disability topics.
As a senior attorney, Doug screened cases for on the record decisions, and made decisions on critical case requests. Doug is familiar with the Social Security Administration's rules for expediting hearings.

Before joining SSA, Doug was a staff attorney for many years with Legal Services of New Jersey’s SSI project, representing claimants before Administrative Law Judges, the Appeals Council, and Federal Court. He also did a judicial clerkship in the Criminal Division of the New Jersey’s Middlesex County Court.

In May of 2005, Doug graduated from Rutgers Newark School of Law, where he was a Dean’s Merit Scholarship recipient and teaching assistant.

Doug received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers College in May 2000, with high honors in history and political science. While at Rutgers, he was an undergraduate fellow in the Eagleton Institute of Politics.