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Webinar Update: Social Security Disability and the Compassionate Allowance Program in the Adult Congenital Heart Community, June 20

ACHA announces its newest webinar, "Social Security Disability and the Compassionate Allowance Program in the Adult Congenital Heart Community," presented by Jamillah Jackson on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, from 12-1 p.m. EDT.

To register, click here.

This webinar was made possible in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Actelion.

About the webinar: Are you an adult congenital heart patient who has applied or has considered applying for social security disability? Do you have questions about the difference in Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Social Security Insurance (SSI)? Have you been denied SSDI and wondered why? Are you one of the seven CHD diagnoses added to the Compassionate Allowance Initiative (CAL) initiative in July 2011? Do you wonder if your CHD is on the CAL list and what that means? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you won’t want to miss this webinar.

If you have general questions you would like answered by the speaker during the webinar, please submit them to h2h@achaheart.org. The speaker will not be able to answer questions related to your specific situation. However, someone at ACHA will be happy to get back to you after the webinar in regards to those questions.

About the speaker: Jamillah Jackson is the Deputy Director of the Office of Compassionate Allowances and Disability Outreach (OCADO) at the Social Security Administration (SSA). Jackson supports the director and is the lead for Compassionate Allowances outreach including the Compassionate Allowances outreach hearings and other advocacy meetings. Her prior experience includes working on disability-related issues in SSA’s Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs. She also worked as a Capitol Hill fellow for Representative Chaka Fattah. She is a dedicated federal government employee with more than 20 years of service.

Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012