Social Security Disability Assessments and Hearings: Coordinating SSDI With Medicaid and VA Benefits

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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This CLE course will provide elder law and benefits attorneys an in-depth analysis of Social Security disability assessments and hearings and coordinating Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) with Medicaid and VA benefits. The panel will discuss practical techniques in mastering the Social Security disability assessment and hearing process, essential items to be considered in acquiring benefits, and methods in acquiring SSDI while maintaining eligibility for Medicaid and VA benefits.


The Social Security Administration (SSA) has made significant changes to the rules and regulations governing SSDI cases. These changes have made it more difficult for attorneys representing SSDI claimants to manage cases and evaluate claims. Attorneys must understand all available tools and techniques for SSDI claims and methods to ensure Medicaid and VA benefits in conjunction with SSDI.

Eligibility requirements for SSDI are precise. Assessments and hearings require a complete understanding of how a disability is defined, available sources of authority, retroactivity, and tools for estimating benefits. Also, acquiring SSDI benefits may limit or deny Medicaid and VA benefits unless specific steps are taken based on state law and available programs.

Listen as our panel discusses techniques in mastering the Social Security disability assessment and hearing process and coordinating SSDI with Medicaid and VA benefits.



  1. Recent SSDI rule changes and procedural updates
  2. Challenges in Social Security disability assessments and hearings
  3. Specific tools and techniques to improve SSDI claim results
  4. Coordinating SSDI with Medicaid and VA benefits


The panel will discuss these and other key issues:

  • Recent changes to Social Security disability rules and regulations
  • Overcoming legal and procedural challenges in Social Security disability assessments and hearings
  • Specific tools and processes to improve SSDI claim outcomes; RFC assessments, hearing briefs, POMS, and others
  • Acquiring SSDI and coordinating with Medicaid and VA benefits


Duncan, Dana
Dana W. Duncan

Duncan Disability Law

Mr. Duncan has become a well-known Social Security and workers' compensation attorney. In 2011, and more recently...  |  Read More

Rachael A. Houck, J.D.
Rachael A. Houck, J.D.

Gudorf Law Group

Ms. Houck’s practice centers around elder law, estate planning, and probate.

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Pirt Meyer, Amanda
Amanda Pirt Meyer

Haskins Short & Brindley

Ms. Pirt Meyer practices Social Security disability law, guardianships, elder law, and probate law.

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