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As a membership organization, NOSSCR is committed to providing the highest quality representation and advocacy on behalf of persons who are seeking Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income. We are also a pioneer in continuing legal education for Social Security disability claimants' representatives.
Membership is open to individuals who represent claimants applying for or appealing denials of SSDI and SSI claims. An individual who wishes to receive the monthly newsletter but who does not meet the qualifications for membership may be a NOSSCR subscriber without voting rights.
We offer two levels of membership:
In addition to all the benefits of regular membership, sustaining members receive the following benefits:
- Monthly NOSSCR Forum subscription delivered via email.
- Special broadcast email notifications of Social Security news and developments, as they happen.
- Deeper discounts on conference registration.
- Sustaining members are listed twice each year in the NOSSCR Forum.
- Upon request, sustaining members may have a link from NOSSCR's webpage to their webpage.
- Upon request, sustaining members may be identified as a federal court brief writer.
The annual cost of a sustaining membership is $400.00 by check and $416.00 by credit card.
Regular members enjoy the following benefits:
Our monthly newsletter, the NOSSCR Social Security Forum, which helps practitioners stay current on developments at the Social Security Administration, in the federal courts, in legal practice, in Congress and in federal legislation.
Discounted registration rate for NOSSCR's two national continuing legal education conferences each year.
Individualized assistance with difficult research problems.
Access to a research clearinghouse for practitioners, including briefs, case summaries, memoranda of law, questionnaires, etc.
Discounts on a variety of products and services.
Subscription access to our easy-to-read flashdrive of SSA’s listings, Medical Vocational Guidelines (Grids), and selected Social Security Rulings.
Real-time alerts of relevant news, events, policy changes, legislative proposals, and other developments of interest to practitioners, via timely broadcast emails.
Monitoring of media and national and state-level class actions relating to Social Security disability law.
Voting rights for Circuit representatives to the Board of Directors.
- We also maintain an Office of Government Affairs in Washington, D.C. that engages in legislative and administrative advocacy in support of preserving and strengthening the Social Security disability programs.
The annual cost of a regular membership is $225.00 by check and $234.00 by credit card.
Law Student Membership
Law students who represent Social Security claimants in a clinic or otherwise may join NOSSCR. This no-charge membership will introduce you to NOSSCR and provide you with all the information and research available to our regular members until your graduation date. Law students receive all the benefits of a regular NOSSCR member.
There is no charge for a law student membership.
All members must attend at least one hour of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) on ethics annually. If you haven’t attended such a program, we invite you to order our online ethics webinar at https://nosscr.ce21.com/.