Beyond the Grids and the Listings; Other Theories of Disability and Tips on How to Prove Them
Length: One credit hour
This session will cover some combinations of functional limitations which should, with good advocacy and preparation, result in a finding of disability at step five of the sequential evaluation in adult cases when the medical-vocational rules don’t favorably apply. We will discuss the legal and factual bases for these theories of disability, as well as tips and resources on developing evidence to support them.
Kevin Liebkemann - is a Tulane Law graduate who has represented clients in Social Security Disability cases for over 25 years. He currently works at Legal Services of New Jersey, a not-for-profit Legal Aid group that provides free legal help to many people who otherwise could not afford it. Kevin’s work also involves writing articles on disability-related topics, training other attorneys and advocates, and policy work. When Kevin is not doing legal work or spending time with family, he enjoys writing songs and performing his music.