Practical Approach to Social Security


CLE credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

This is a basic course that will outline benefits available under the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs for disability and retirement; what the basic requirements are to successfully apply for these benefits, and some practical pointers for attorneys in other practice areas who may need to know whether a party might have eligibility for these benefits.

Key topics to be discussed:

•    A general outline of the Social Security and SSI benefit programs
•   How they are alike and how they differ
•   What types of benefits are available and to whom
•   How eligibility may be affected by other benefits and programs, income and resources

Date / Time: January 3, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Broadcast Date: January 3, 2020

Grayson Smith Cannon, Esq. is an associate attorney in the Gallatin, Tennessee firm of Phillips & Ingrum, where her main areas of practice include Social Security, domestic relations and family law, wills, conservatorships and estate administration, and general civil litigation. She frequently represents clients to prepare Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and other retirement division orders and works often with family law clients having special circumstances such as a disability. Ms. Cannon is a frequent speaker to other attorneys and civic groups on Social Security, probate and family law. Ms. Cannon has practiced law in Tennessee since 1988 and is a 1988 graduate of the Nashville School of Law, where she was a member of Cooper’s Inn Honor Society. She earned her B.A. degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee cum laude, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She is admitted to the Tennessee Bar, the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. When not practicing law, she enjoys long-distance running and cycling, having completed over twenty marathons and a number of cycling centuries. She lives in East Nashville with her husband, John and her cat Scully.

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Section I. Overview and History of Social Security and its benefits

Section II. Types of Benefits – Title II versus Title XVI

Section III. Sources of Social Security law, regulations and rulings

Section IV. Title II benefits in more detail and the basic eligibility requirements for each

Section V. Title XVI benefits in more detail and the basic eligibility requirements for each

Section VI. The appeals process

Section VII. Information about benefit rates, changes

Section VIII. Interaction of other benefits and SS