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Jun

2020

social security disability assessment

How Does the Social Security Disability Assessment Process Work?

There is a lot of uncertainty with regard to government services these days. If you keep your eye on the news, you may see that our faith in institutions is starting to break down. And if you are living with a disability that can be concerning because the social safety Read More

08

Jun

2020

vocational experts at SSDI hearings

The “Credibly Established Limitations” Standard for Vocational Experts at SSDI Hearings

The title “vocational expert” may not immediately convey precisely what a person with that title does for a living. You know that it has something to do with jobs, or “vocations,” and the person must be pretty good at it because they are an “expert.” But it takes a little Read More

23

Mar

2020

Disability Hearing

What Is a Vocational Expert and Why is One Present at Your Disability Hearing?

Thank goodness for Google and smartphones. Back in the day, if we got into a disagreement about who won the best picture Oscar back in 1978 (Annie Hall, in case you were wondering, Star Wars was robbed that year), then you would have to hope the right answer would come Read More

15

May

2017

Understanding the Transferability of Skills Analysis

Win Your Social Security Case: Understanding the Transferability of Skills Analysis – Mistake #2

Since 1964, the Social Security Administration has contracted with Vocational Experts to testify in Social Security Cases. Many of these experts derive substantial income from serving as a witness for the government, and many are far from being “impartial.” The Social Security Administration Law Judges have tilted from granting more Read More

08

May

2017

Win Your Social Security Case: Understanding the Vocational Expert

Win Your Social Security Case: Understanding the Vocational Expert – Mistake #1

Since 1964, the Social Security Administration has contracted with Vocational Experts to testify in Social Security cases. Many of these experts derive substantial income from serving as a witness for the government, and many are far from being “impartial.” The Social Security Administration Law Judges have tilted from granting more Read More

18

Jul

2016

social security disability cases

Using Vocational Experts in Social Security Disability Cases – Increase Your Wins

Since Kerner v. Flemming, 283 F.2d 916 (2d Cir. 1960), Vocational Experts, who are vocational rehabilitation professionals educated, trained, and skilled in job placement of injured persons and knowledgeable about labor market conditions, have been asked to formulate vocational opinions about specific job opportunities of a person based on their Read More

14

May

2014

vocational expert at disability hearings

Questions to Ask Vocational Experts at Disability Hearings

If a Social Security Disability claim is denied, the claimant may request an appeal hearing in front of an administrative law judge (ALJ). At the appeal hearing, the ALJ may call a vocational expert to testify about whether the claimant can perform the work they previously did and about their Read More