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Social Security Disability and the Staffing Industry

Saturday, September 29, 2012

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Guests:

Christy Hillman,
CTS, CPC
Career Management Associates

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Career Management Associates’ Director of Recruiting/Staffing Services, specializing in CMA’s Recruiting and Contract Employment staffing services.

Christy is one of only 400 dually Certified Placement Consultants and Certified Temporary Specialists in the United States. As a CPC and CTS, Christy is knowledgeable on employment laws and regulations and upholds the highest standard of business practices set forth by the National Association of Personnel Services.

With over 15 years of valuable expertise in recruiting and staffing solutions, Christy has been helping New England companies for over 15 years hire and retain the best talent. She works with our clients to evaluate their business needs and company culture to find the staffing or recruiting solutions to best fit their needs.

Christy is active in her community. She is a Mentor and Career Counselor at Cross Roads For Women in Portland, Maine, the former Board president of Camp Ketcha, Hittonaowa Council Scarborough, Maine and continues to volunteer there.

She is a Member of the Human Resources Association of Southern Maine, Northern New England Association of Personnel Services, A Member of E2Tech (Environmental and Energy Technology Group of Maine) and a Member of NEWIEE (New England Women in Energy and Environment).

 

David Bueltemann,
Manager, Senior Claimant Representatives
Allsup, Inc.

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David has helped more than 5,000 people with disabilities receive their entitled Social Security Disability Insurance. He has represented SSDI applicants in all 50 states, guiding them from the initial application through the administrative hearing level. During this time he has represented SSDI applicants at administrative law judge hearings in 29 states in 10 judicial circuits.

He joined Allsup Inc. in 1991 and served as a claims representative, appeals analyst, claims manager and senior representative before assuming his current position. Mr. Bueltemann’s current responsibilities includes supervising two groups of senior representatives.

The first group prepare and submit detailed legal briefs to administrative law judges (ALJ) in an effort to secure on-the-record SSDI award decisions. The second group of senior representatives appear in person, if necessary, to present an oral argument to the ALJ in a continued effort to secure a favorable SSDI decision.

Understanding and successfully building strong underlying support for the disabled person’s claim is a specialized skill that, when applied well, has a positive lifelong impact on Allsup clients and their financial situation. “The last thing that a seriously ill or injured claimant should have to face is a stressful courtroom appearance,” Mr. Bueltemann said. “My job is to ensure our representatives present enough evidence that an ALJ can award benefits as early in the process as possible, preferably without the need for a face-to-face hearing. This makes a very difficult life situation for the claimant a little easier to handle.”