- SSI | CDR
- Jennifer Burdick, Community Legal Services (PA) | Richard Weishaupt, Community Legal Services (PA)
- Course Levels:
- All Skill Levels
- 1 Hour 30 Minutes
- Audio and Video
In recent years, SSA’s administrative funding has required the agency to complete an increased number of Continuing Disability Reviews (CDRs) and 18-year-old reviews. We will examine the sequence of review, the burden of proof required under a CDR and SSA’s duties in conducting CDRs, as well as cover what is included in an “age 18” review for those who started receiving SSI benefits as children. We will also discuss the recent Notice of Proposed Rule-Making (NPRM) on CDRs and its implications for SSI recipients.
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Jennifer Burdick – joined Community Legal Services as a Duffy Fellow and a Staff Attorney in the SSI Unit at Community Legal Services in 2013. Her practice focuses on representing adults and children facing issues both attaining and maintaining Supplemental Security Income benefits, including at hearings before the Office of Disability Adjudications. She also does national advocacy surrounding Social Security benefit issues.
Previously, Ms. Burdick worked in the Labor and Employment Unit at Dechert LLP and clerked for Judge Van Antwerpen for the United States Appellate Court for the Third Circuit. While in law school, Ms. Burdick completed internships in the Public Benefits unit at Community Legal Services and at the American Civil Liberties Union in Wilmington, Delaware. She also served as Co-Chair of the National Lawyers Guild, the Student Public Interest Network and as a staff writer on the Temple Law Review.
Ms. Burdick received her J.D. magna cum laude from Temple University Law School in 2009. She received her BA from Vassar College in 2004 where she studied political science and Italian.
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
Richard Weishaupt – is a Senior Attorney at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, one of the nation’s pre-eminent legal services programs, doing a combination of individual representation and an imposing array of sophisticated systemic advocacy, litigating over 50 class actions in his career and engaging in administrative and legislative advocacy including Social Security cases. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School cum laude and Fordham University summa cum laude. Richard successfully argued the landmark SSI case of Sullivan v. Zebley before the Supreme Court, described as the biggest judicial victory for poor people in the history of the Court and winning billions of dollars of benefits for disabled children. He is a nationally-recognized and published expert in Social Security and social welfare policy and law and is consulted by educators, advocates, government officials, and other policymakers.