Local Social Security Disability Advocate Qualifies as Accredited Disability Representative

Lake Isabella, CA - Diana P. Wade, a disability advocate was notified by the National Association of Disability Representatives that effective February 13, 2009 she is an Accredited Disability Representative (ADR).

Ms Wade had to pass a stringent examination which tested her knowledge of the Social Security Administration's rules and regulations concerning their Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disability benefit programs, as well as the most recent developments in Social Security Administration and court decisions. Prior to taking the examination she was required to possess specifically delineated professional qualifications (experience and education), pass a criminal background check, and submit proof of current liability insurance.

The ADR designation also requires participation in continuing education about Social Security Administration claimant representation, rules, regulations and policies. Affirmation of acceptance of the Code of Ethics and acceptance of NADR's contacting the SSA OIG should questionable practices arise.

Ms Wade is a charter member of The National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR - www.nadr.org). NADR is a national not-for-profit professional organization that serves both the needs of its members as well as disabled persons in the community by providing ongoing education and communication amongst its members so they can provide the highest quality of disability representation. NADR also provides a referral service where persons with disabilities can be connected with knowledgeable representatives. NADR was founded in St. Louis, MO in March of 2000 by a group of about 30 non-attorney representatives from throughout the United States who felt that such a group could provide superior representation to persons with significant impairments. Members of NADR include retired Social Security employees, Nurses, Lawyers, Paralegals, Vocational Experts, Social Workers, Physical Therapists, Insurance Company Claims people, and other professionals. Looking to the future, NADR is continuing to work directly with the Social Security Administration in the improvement of the disability process for impaired persons as well as to encourage its members to attain the highest standards.

Ms Wade has been providing advocacy services since 1995. Located in Lake Isabella, CA she offers Social Security assistance throughout Kern County, Inyo and Mono Counties, and the Central Coast and prides herself in providing caring assistance for people with significant physical or mental impairments. Fees for her services are regulated and approved by the Social Security Administration.

As a Disability Advocate with more than 14 years experience who has now qualified to call herself an Accredited Disability Representative, Ms Wade believes her clientele can be comfortable knowing that she has met the standards set by the Social Security Administration and the National Association of Disability Representatives. To contact Ms Wade call 760-379-8138 or visit her on the web at www.CaliforniaDisability.net.