Social Security Disability and SSI Basics

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Date(s) - 05/07/2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Council Bluffs Library



Social Security Disability and SSI Basics

Joe Basque, Iowa Legal Aid

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
10:00 am– 12:00 pm
Council Bluffs Library
400 Willow Ave., Room A, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Who Should Attend: Case Managers, Direct Care Staff, Behavioral Health Staff, Therapists, and everyone wanting to improve their knowledge of the disability process to better assist those they serve.

Training Objectives
Participants will learn about:
–The Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs.
–The standards Social Security uses to determine disability.
–How the Social Security appeals process works.
–Whether people receiving disability benefits can work.
–What causes benefit overpayments and how to challenge them.


Cost: Free

About the Speaker: Joe Basque is a staff attorney with Iowa Legal Aid, where he has practiced for almost thirty years. He received a BA at the University of Notre Dame and a law degree from Southern Methodist University. He represents clients in Social Security disability and overpayment cases at the administrative and Federal Court levels. He has lectured on Social Security topics at national and regional conferences for the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR) as well as before the Iowa State Bar Association.


Cancellation Policy

It is our goal to provide trainings as scheduled. If a training is cancelled for any reason the region will attempt to email registered participants as well as post the change on the trainings page of the region website.

The region is committed to providing quality training experiences. When a registered participant does not attend it often prevents another participant from having the opportunity. Please call us at 712-328-5645 by 12:00 pm the day prior to the training if needed to cancel a registration. If the training is on a Monday please contact us by 12 pm on Friday. If the aforementioned notice is not given you will be charged a minimum of $25.00 (this includes trainings with no registration fee).