Navigating Social Security Disability & Social Security Income with the Disabled



Navigating Social Security Disability & Social Security Income with the Disabled

Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

10:00am to 1:00pm ET


Presenter: Daniel Berger, JD

NASW-NYS Members: $30

NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $60

Non-Members: $75

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description
This program will explore the role of mental and general health professionals in navigating the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) process for their disabled clients. Understanding the complexity of the administrative process and the knowledge of how the Social Security Administration evaluates claims, can save clients years of appeals, ensuring they maintain their health insurance to continue treatment. Understanding and developing a working and functional knowledge of the components of Social Security Disability system is invaluable to many social workers, clinicians, and their treatment populations. The presenter will also offer information for the process of obtaining SSI or SSDI for a variety of cases, experiencing mental health struggles, substance abuse and/or addictions, and physical ailments.  


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1.    Describe what qualifies as a disability
2.    Identify the differences between SSI and SSDI
3.    Understand how complex the Social Security Administrative procedure can be
4.    Explain a Social Worker and/or Clinician’s role within the Disability Community 
5.    Complete Social Security forms
6.    Describe the process to obtain SSD/SSDI benefits for disabled clients
7.    Explain strategies to assist patients who have been denied benefits 

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Daniel Berger, JD. Daniel Berger acquired his Bachelor’s degree in Economics, cum laude, from Yeshiva University in 1989 before earning his Juris Doctorate degree from New York University Law School in 1992. He is a member of the New York Bar Association and has been admitted to the New York Bar since 1993. For three years, Daniel worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Kings County-Brooklyn and was admitted to the Eastern District and Southern District Federal Courts of New York. Daniel has managed his own private practice for the past 25 years specializing in Social Security Disability at all stages; including applications, representation at hearings before Administrative Law Judges, at Appeals Council, and in U.S. District Court. He has successfully represented thousands of clients at every stage before the Social Security Administration. Daniel now focuses his practice on representing the disabled at administrative hearings and in Federal Court. Additionally, as a lifelong resident of the New York City area, Daniel is a four-time finisher of the New York Marathon.  


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June 18th, 2024 from 10:00 AM to  1:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $30.00
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC) $60.00
Non-Member $75.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00