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Is a Social Security disability hearing without a Vocational Expert a bad sign?

I was recently asked what it meant that the Administrative Law Judge did not have a Vocational Expert (VE) testify at an individual’s Social Security hearing. What happens when the administrative law judge does not call the vocational expert to … Continue reading

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What if a Vocation Expert at a Social Security disability hearing is full of it

A reader asked: How can a vocational expert have any say on my disabilities and limitations? I mean I dont get a VE slip to give to my boss when I’m sick. That’s true. If a Vocational Expert (VE) says that … Continue reading

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Social Security disability hearings: erosion in the job base

The vocational expert at a Social Security hearing may testify that there is an, “erosion in the job base.” I have had a number of people ask me what this means? As I wrote about before, the vocational expert’s job is … Continue reading

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Where do Social Security vocational experts get their information?

I was recently asked where Vocational Experts get their information from? There a number of sources Vocational Experts use: The Dictionary of Occupational Titles Selected Characteristics of Occupations Job surveys performed by the Vocational Expert Services Vocational Experts sign up … Continue reading

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Social Security vocational expert voodoo

I was recently asked the following: I had my hearing today. The judge had a vocational rep come in to testify. He said I had two job options. … I live in a small town that probably does not offer the … Continue reading

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What does the “vocational expert” do at a Social Security hearing?

Under Social Security regulations, it is not enough to have a disability (a diagnosed medical condition). Your condition has to be severe enough to be prevent you from being able to engage in a “substantial gainful activity;” typically full time, … Continue reading

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