This handbook serves as a practical guide for students handling Social Security cases in a live-client clinical course. It includes explanations of the basic eligibility requirements for all of the current Social Security Act benefit programs, with detailed explanations of the criteria relevant to the Title II and Title XVI disability programs. It also includes extensive coverage of the Social Security Administrations disability determination process, as well as the key aspects of Social Security practice and procedure that students must understand in order to represent clients effectively.

Imprint: West Academic Publishing
Series: Coursebook
Publication Date: 03/22/2012
Related Subject(s): Elder Law

Frank S. Bloch, Vanderbilt University Law School


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"This book is a wonderful resource for clinical students, new lawyers, and anyone else who needs to gain a quick but thorough understanding of Social Security law."

--Faith Mullen, Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America.

“This handbook is an essential tool in an SSI/Social Security Disability clinic. It gives a clear, concise, and well organized explanation of the law along with easy citations to it. It anticipates problem areas students are likely to encounter and explains and gives students ideas how to handle them. It is a great addition to the clinical world.”

--Spencer Rand, Associate Clinical Professor at Temple University, Beasley School of Law.