SSA’s New HIV Impairment Listings: Helpful or Harmful?
Length: One credit hour
This session will lead attendees through the significant changes SSA has made to the HIV impairment listings. It will provide an overview of the changes, with an emphasis on helpful materials in the introductory section, and a review of the individual listings.
Catherine M. (Kate) Callery is the Disability Advocacy Project (DAP) Coordinator at the Empire Justice Center in Rochester, New York, focusing on Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability issues. She is a graduate of Smith College and the University of Connecticut Law School. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut (1979) and New York (1983). Kate serves as coordinator of the Western New York DAP Task Force and has presented trainings for the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR), the New York State Bar Association, the Monroe County Bar Association and various DAP conferences. She has represented numerous clients before the Social Security Administration and in federal court.
Linda Landry – has worked since 1990 at the Disability Law Center, the Protection and Advocacy agency for Massachusetts, where she has focused on Social Security benefit issues and the related health benefits, MassHealth and Medicare. She has over 30 years of experience in legal advocacy in these areas, which has included individual representation, training, impact and policy work, and backup, support, and technical assistance to a statewide project of attorneys and advocates who represent individual Social Security and SSI disability benefits claimants. She is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law, and received the NOSSCR Distinguished Service Award in 2006, the Massachusetts Bar Association Equal Access to Justice Award in 2011, and a Massachusetts Top Women of the Law Award in 2013.