Training Announcement: NY Crime Victim Legal Help- “Disability Benefits Advocacy: Navigating the SSI and SSD Appeals Process Post-COVID-19”

Lacie Lwhite September 23, 2020

The Crime Victims Legal Network Presents:

“Disability Benefits Advocacy: Navigating the SSI and SSD Appeals Process Post-COVID-19”


DESCRIPTIONSocial Security Administration’s (SSA) local and hearing offices have been closed to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving many unable to access crucial benefits and services.  Claimants face many other COVID-19-related obstacles that impact their ability to obtain benefits.  This webinar will offer a brief overview of services available from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and discuss how to most effectively communicate with the agency and pursue a claim for disability benefits at this time.  We will also cover disability hearings by telephone and other changes in procedures, as well as new policies for missed deadlines and overpayments.  These issues are particularly relevant to crime victims in precarious or unstable housing who, as a result, face increased challenges in navigating the system.

CLE:  Empire Justice Center has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.5 CLE credit hours, of which 1.5 can be applied towards the Professional Practice credit requirement.  This course is both transitional and non-transitional and is appropriate for both new and experienced attorneys.


PRESENTER: Emilia Sicilia, Senior Attorney & DAP Statewide Coordinator

DATE:   October 15, 2020

TIME11:00a.m. to 12:30p.m. (EASTERN TIME)

REGISTER HERE for the October 15th webinar!


LIMIT: 100 participants/session

The Crime Victims Legal Network is partnership of organizations working to connect victims of crime with civil legal information, resource, and assistance. We developed our online resource, NY Crime Victims Legal Help, to make it easier for crime victims to get the help they need.