Monday October 21
Effective Advocacy in SSA Overpayment Cases

Numerous rules govern entitlement to ongoing SSI and SSD benefits, and SSA actively pursues repayment on any benefits it deems overpaid.  This training covers the possible responses to overpayment issues.  First, we cover the law on overpayments.  Next, we cover the various options for challenging overpayment findings.  Finally, we discuss best practices for district office advocacy and review the various forms that must be completed in these cases.

  • When
    Monday, October 21, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Location
    Legal Services NYC - Central
    40 Worth St., 6th floor
    New York, NY 10013

  • CLE Credits
    Areas of Professional Practice: 3.50
  • Format
    Traditional Live Classroom
  • Practice Area(s)
    Public Benefits
  • Price: $0

About the Faculty

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    Ann Biddle (Speaker)

    Ann Biddle is currently the Litigation Supervisor of the Mental Health Project at Urban Justice Center. She is the former Deputy Director at Queens Legal Services and a statewide coordinator for the Disability Advocacy Project. Ann is a 1984 graduate of Emory University and she worked in the financial services sector before returning to school in 1990. She is a 1992 graduate, with honors, of Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She has worked for civil legal services organizations for almost 25 years, specializing in Social Security disability issues. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, in Federal District Courts (Eastern and Southern Districts of New York), and in the Courts of Appeals for the Second and the Federal Circuits.
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    Michelle Spadafore (Speaker)

    Michelle Spadafore is the supervising attorney of the Disability Advocacy Project at New York Legal Assistance Group. She was previously a staff attorney at AIDS Center of Queens County, a community-based nonprofit organization that provides services to people living with HIV/AIDS. Her background includes Social Security claims, access to public benefits and health care, fair hearings, employee benefits, consumer credit issues, and other various civil matters. She is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley and New York Law School.