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Barber holding Social Security disability forum

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber will speak at a Bisbee public forum on Social Security disability on Wednesday afternoon.

The event will be held noon-2 p.m. to "educate constituents on the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs," Barber's office said.

"Applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be confusing," Barber said in a press release. "This is an excellent opportunity for people who may be eligible for these benefits to hear from experts in the field."

The forum, to be held at the Cochise County Board of Supervisors meeting room, 1415 Melody Lane, Bisbee, is cosponsored by DIRECT Center for Independence Inc. and the congressman's office.

Topics to be covered include:

  • How to apply for Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits
  • How to appeal a decision if benefits are denied, stopped or overpaid
  • What your rights are when represented by an attorney, Legal Aid or any other advocate
  • Once awarded benefits, whether you can work at any level, and if so, how that may affect your benefits

Barber is scheduled to make introductory remarks at the forum.

Those who wish to attend should RSVP by calling Barber's office in Sierra Vista at 520-459-3115 or emailing constituent services representative Daniel Frey.

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Aug 22, 2012, 9:58 am
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Is this like his campaign and that photo-op with the reconquista slob last week where Barber just speaks in generalities refusing to go into specifics and scares seniors by making them think his opponent is going to take all their benefits away?

Maybe he’ll sing happy birthday again…

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