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Mastering Veterans Benefits & Social Security Law CLE...24/7 On-demand Recording & Complimentary Podcast

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Learn the latest on Mastering Veterans Benefits & Social Security Law with this convenient, 24/7 On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast. Register to obtain CLE & MCLE credit, online access to complete course & reference materials, and attend this on-demand seminar. YOU MAY LISTEN FROM ALMOST ANY TYPE OF COMPUTER OR IPOD. ACCESS TO THE RECORDING AND MATERIALS DOES NOT EXPIRE.

Mastering Veterans Benefits & Social Security Law CLE
90-Minute On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast
Includes Online Access to Complete Course/Reference Material & Complimentary Podcast.

Register for CLE & MCLE credit - specific credit hours are listed at the bottom of this page.



Representing clients seeking veterans benefits and claims under social security & disability laws have recently become among the most popular and steady practice areas. Social security programs are a significant source of cash and health benefits for individuals with disabilities. However, the procedures and formalities of a large federal agency can be intimidating for an unrepresented claimant. Related and often parallel issues arise in the context of veterans’ benefits. Nearly two million veterans have returned from service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of the 1.3 million veterans who have been discharged since 2001, almost half have filed for disability compensation claims. Register today for this convenient, live telephonic seminar on Veterans Benefits & Social Security. Registration includes access to written course and reference materials that serve as a helpful guide to the best practices and techniques discussed by the faculty.


1. Effectively Obtaining VA Benefits:

a. Eligibility for Benefits & Claims

b. Compensation: Veterans with "Service Connected" Disability

c. Obtaining Dependency & Indemnity Compensation

d. VA Pensions & Surviving Dependent Pensions

e. Health Care Benefits

f. Burials & Memorials

g. Military Medals & Records

2. Mastering VA Appeals:

a. Keys to Veterans' Benefits Appeals Process

b. Effectively Identifying & Preserving Issues for Appeal

c. Overcoming VA Slowdown and Delay Techniques

d. Notice of Disagreement

e. Veteran's Affairs Developed Claim Process

3. Best Practices on Obtaining Social Security Benefits:

a. Understanding the Application Process

b. Insight on the Appeals Process

c. Determining What Needs to be Shown

d. Presenting the Ideal Evidence to Advance Your Client’s Case

4. Interactive Question & Answer Session with the Experts

Biography of Seminar Faculty:

1. Dionysios C. (Dennis) Pappas is a eminent authority on Veterans Benefits. He practices at Vasiliadis & Associates, where he practices exclusively in the areas of elder law, trust & estate planning and administration, veterans’ pension benefits planning and special needs planning. Mr. Pappas is a VA accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans benefits before the Department of Veterans Affairs. Mr. Pappas has been selected as a SuperLawyer for excellent in practice. He is a highly sought-after lecturer and author on Veterans Benefits and Elder Law.

2. Michael R. Viterna has focused his practice on representing military veterans in appealing disability compensation denials by the Department of Veterans Affairs for nearly two decades. He regularly practices before the VA across the nation, before the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, and at the U. S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He retired in 2001 from the U.S. Air Force with nearly 33 years of combined service, including over 20 years of active military, in the Air Force, Air Force Reserves, and Air National Guard (Active/Guard Reserve). Mr. Viterna has spoken widely on Veterans Benefits and on representing clients with disabilities.

3. Stacy Elizabeth Thompson is a Partner at Bluestein & Nichols, LLC, where she focuses her practice on Social Security Disability Law. Ms. Thompson is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives and has been elected to serve on its Board to represent two different federal circuits. Ms. Thompson has also served in leadership positions in numerous bar association committees on Social Security Disability. She has spoken and written widely on case evaluation, initial interviews and case development.

Who should attend this seminar?
Attorneys, judges, paralegals, and legal professionals.

You will receive access to recording, podcast, course & reference material, and information related to CLE/MCLE credit as soon as you register with a credit card or when your check is processed.

CLE ACCREDITATION: Rossdale CLE is a national leader in attorney education and has trained thousands of attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals. Attend this convenient, on-demand seminar & podcast for CLE & MCLE credit with the following pending & approved jurisdictions:

Alabama State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.5 MCLE credits

Alaska Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits *

Arizona State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits**

State Bar of California for 1.5 MCLE credits

Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal & Judicial Education for 1.8 CLE Credits

Connecticut (CLE credits are not required, but are encouraged)**

District of Columbia (CLE credits are not required)***

Florida Bar for 2.0 CLE credits

Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Hawaii State Board of CLE for 1.5 CLE credit

Idaho State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits

Illinois - Supreme Court of Illinois for 1.5 MCLE Credits

Louisiana Supreme Court Commission on MCLE for 1.5 MCLE credits

Maryland (CLE credits are not required)***

Massachusetts (CLE credits are not required)**

Michigan (CLE credits are not required)***

Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

Missouri Bar for 1.8 MCLE Credits

Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

New Hampshire for 1.5 CLE credits ****

New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits (per Rule 201:4)

New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits

New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

North Carolina State Bar Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

Ohio - Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on CLE for 1.5 CLE Credits

Oregon State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Puerto Rico for 1.5 CLE credits (Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico)

Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 CLE credits

South Carolina - Supreme Court of South Carolina for 1.5 MCLE Credits

South Dakota (CLE credits are not required)***

Texas State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits

Vermont Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits

Virginia State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits

Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits

Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 CLE credits

Additional States - call customer service at (888) 626-3462

* Members of the Alaska Bar Association may report 1.5 CLE credits for participating in this course as it has been approved by other mandatory CLE jurisdictions for 1.5 CLE credits.

** The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.

*** States that do not require CLE are indicated above. Rossdale does not apply for CLE in these states as CLE credit is not required.

**** The New Hampshire does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Continuing Legal Education requirement. Pursuant to NH Supreme Court Rule 53, this activity may be counted for up to 1.5 CLE hours.

For additional questions, please call 888-626-3462.


You will receive an on-demand download of the seminar, accompanying materials, and information to report the CLE credits as soon as you register with a credit card or when we process your check.

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