NOSSCR   1300 I Street, NW, Suite 825, Washington, DC 20005

Types & Eligibility

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.

To view all membership benefits, click here. We offer two levels of membership:

Sustaining Membership

In addition to all the benefits of regular membership, sustaining members receive the following benefits:

  • 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 $550.

Regular Membership

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.
  • Referral service for attorneys in private practice who maintain malpractice insurance.
  • Access to a research clearinghouse for practitioners, including briefs, case summaries, memoranda of law, questionnaires, etc.
  • Discounts on a variety of products and services.
  • Access to the most up-to-date list of each states’ medical records payment rates.
  • 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.
  • A government affairs team 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 $355.

Ethics Requirement

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 www.nosscr.ce21.com/.


Other Membership Programs

New Membership Special

We are now offering brand new NOSSCR members regular membership for $275 per year for their first two years – a $80 discount annually! To learn more, click here.

Nonprofit Membership

NOSSCR members who are employees of not-for-profit organizations, including legal aid and legal services, qualify for a reduced membership rate of $275/year for a regular membership and $550/year for a sustaining membership. To learn more, click here.

Emeritus Membership

This membership is for current and former NOSSCR members who have retired, or are retiring, from practice and are no longer seeking new clients. Our emeritus membership only costs $190 per year! All regular membership benefits and discounts remain available, except an emeritus member may not participate in the referral service. To learn more, click here.

Law Student Membership

Full-time law students in an approved JD program 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.


NOSSCR Conferences

We are pioneers in legal education for attorneys and other advocates who represent people with disabilities. We also hold two national conferences per year.

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“I look forward to the NOSSCR conferences because I get very detailed information that I can’t get from any local seminars.” — Patrick E., Member

Main Office

  • 1300 I (Eye) Street, NW, Suite 825
    Washington, DC 20005
  • 202.849.6466
  • nosscr@nosscr.org

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