National Association of Administrative Law Judges establishes Special Education IHO Section

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NAALJ is in the process of establishing the Section under the direction of its chair, Jim Rosenfeld, ofSeattle University School of Law, and the newly-appointed NAALJ liaison, Judge Jim Murray of the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings. The only requirements for membership in the Section are membership in NAALJ ($50.00 per year) and being a special education impartial hearing officer (IHO) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). (All IHOs are, of course, eligible to join NAALJ.) The broader objective of the Section is to provide a forum for the sharing of ideas and experiences and for contributing members’ unique viewpoint to the improvement of special education dispute resolution process. To join the Section and to discuss how you can participate in this effort, contact the Section Chair, Jim Rosenfeld at or Jim Murray, the NAALJ Special Education Section Liaison



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Social Security International Operations

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If you or a client are thinking of retiring overseas, then you need to check out the:

Social Security International Operations

The purpose of this site is to assist Social Security customers who are outside the U.S. or planning to leave the U.S. OIO is responsible for administering the Social Security program outside the U.S. and for the implementation of the benefit provisions of international agreements.  Since SSA has no offices outside the U.S., OIO is assisted by the Department of State’s embassies and consulates throughout the world.  In the Philippines, theDepartment of Veterans Affairs Regional Office (VARO) in Manila assists.
You can find the  on-line services and forms for foreign applicants and beneficiaries you will need to receive your benefits on that sandy beach you’re dreaming of.
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