How a Vocational Expert Determines Jobs You Can Do.

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Many people who apply for Social Security Administration (“SSA”) for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) will end up appealing the denial of their claim by way of an administrative hearing. At your hearing there will be a Vocational Expert (“VE”). The VE is an expert in jobs and employment duties. His or her role at the … Read More

The Vocational Expert Said I Can Do a Job I’ve Never Even Heard Of Before. What is That all About?

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Some things (in fact, lots of things) about Social Security Disability Insurance  (“SSDI” or “disability benefits”) disability hearings are confusing. Among them is the fact that the Vocational Expert (“VE”) at your hearing may testify about jobs that you have never done before and may not even exist where you live. This very often leaves clients wondering what is going … Read More

What is the Role of a Vocational Expert at a Disability Hearing?

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Have you ever wondered how the Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) figures out whether or not there are any jobs that you could do given your impairments? The answer is that the ALJ relies on the testimony of an expert witness at the disability hearing to give him (or her) the information he needs to make that determination. The Vocational Expert. … Read More

Hypothetical Questions and Vocational Expert Testimony

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Hypothetical Questions and Vocational Expert Testimony By Kathleen Overton, Attorney Parmele Law Firm, P.C.   At an ALJ hearing, the judge will likely have a vocational expert scheduled to testify. We often remind our clients as disability attorneys in Kansas City, MO, that the vocational expert is an impartial witness that is paid by the Social Security Administration to help the … Read More