Catherine T. Wyatt celebrated her 26th anniversary with Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC on Friday, July 26, 2019. Catherine started with the firm as a workers’ compensation, personal injury and Social Security Disability case manager. She encouraged Fred Poisson, Jr. to focus his practice on workers’ compensation and personal injury and to become board-certified in workers’ compensation early in her tenure with the firm.
Over the years, Catherine really enjoyed helping others and grew to love Social Security Disability. Under Fred Poisson, Jr.‘s supervision, Catherine became a certified non-attorney advocate in Social Security Disability. This allowed Catherine to begin representing disability applicants in hearings before the Social Security Administration.
Here is what the Social Security Administration says about non-attorney advocates like Catherine Wyatt:
A disability advocate is a professional representative that assists individuals who file for Social Security disability benefits. This advocate is a non-attorney, with legal expertise but without a degree in law. A disability advocate must still go through training and certification, ensuring he or she is qualified to address a claimant’s concerns. An advocate must have either a college degree or training and work experience equivalent to a college education. He or she must additionally pass a criminal background check and a certification exam on Social Security regulations and disability rules. To maintain professional certification, an advocate must satisfy the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) continuing education requirements, which are designed to ensure the advocate remains current on changes to the disability rules, regulations, processes, and programs.
Catherine has an excellent record in her disability cases. She also is very well respected by her colleagues in her field. Catherine says, “I am humbled and honored to be able to serve the people in Anson and surrounding counties with their disability needs.”
Catherine took Whitney T. Scarborough under her wing when Whitney joined Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC as an attorney in 2011. Catherine personally trained Whitney, and now Whitney is a board-certified Social Security Disability Specialist, meaning that she, too, has passed a test certifying her expertise in disability cases.
Contact Catherine or Whitney today at 888-694-5515 or email@example.com for help with your Social Security Disability case. They represent clients in Wadesboro and Wilmington and throughout the State. They are both very experienced and care about their clients.